Asanashuddhi, Āsanaśuddhi, Asana-shuddhi: 2 definitions


Asanashuddhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Āsanaśuddhi can be transliterated into English as Asanasuddhi or Asanashuddhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Asanashuddhi in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Āsanaśuddhi (आसनशुद्धि) refers to the procedure of “sanctifying the āsana”, according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—Accordingly, while explaining the procedures performed in the morning:—First, place the āsana on the floor, purify the hands, and perform ordinary ācamana. Sanctify the āsana by chanting: “oṃ āsana-mantrasya meru-pṛṣṭha-ṛṣiḥ, sutalaṃ chandaḥ kūrmo devatā āsanopaveśane viniyogaḥ”. Then chant “oṃ ādhāra-śaktaye namaḥ, oṃ anantāya namaḥ, oṃ kūrmāya namaḥ”.

Afterward, touch the āsana and chant:

pṛthvī tvayā dhṛtā lokā devi tvaṃ viṣṇunā dhṛtā
tvaṃ ca dhāraya māṃ nityaṃ pavitraṃ cāsanaṃ kuru

“O Pṛthivī-devī (mother earth), you support all the world’s people, and Śrī Viṣṇu sustains you. O goddess, please always support me and sanctify this āsana.”

Then sprinkle some water on the āsana and offer fragrant flowers to the āsana.

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context information

Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Asanashuddhi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

āsanaśuddhi (आसनशुद्धि).—f S Sanctifying the sitting or determining the right form and fashion of it; as preliminary to any anuṣṭhāna or important rite. Eighty thousand āsanēṃ or sittings (postures or positions) are enumerated in the tantraśāstra.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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