Asanamurti, Āsanamūrti, Asana-murti: 1 definition



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Source: Shodhganga: Historical setting of the vaisnava divyaksetras in the southern pandya country

Āsanamūrti (आसनमूर्ति).—Viṣṇu in seated mode is known in canonical works as Ādimūrti, Vaikuṇṭhamūrti or Vaikuṇṭa-nārāyaṇa. The Brahmīyacitrakarmaśāstra and Śrītattvanidhi deal with the iconography of the form. He is seated in sukhāsana on Ādiśeṣa. Four armed, the parahastas bear the śaṅkha and cakra. The front right hand is in abhayamudrā. Śrīdevī and Bhūdevī are seated to his right and left. Their hands are in añjalibandha. The retinue are Saptaṛṣis, Indra, Brahmā, Śiva and others.

According to another version the Lord is seated on the karṇika (pericarp) of a lotus. Devīs are present. Śrīdevī holds a vessel and mātuliṅga fruit in two hands. Bhūdevī holds the dhānyapātra (vessel of grains) and parrot.

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