Baddhapadmasana, Baddhapadmāsana, Baddhapadma-asana: 4 definitions

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Baddhapadmasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Baddhapadmasana in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Baddhapadmāsana (बद्धपद्मासन, “bound lotus posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture (āsana) used in Yoga. It is composed of the words baddha (bound), padma (lotus) and āsana (posture).

Source: archive.org: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Baddhapadmāsana (बद्धपद्मासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 33 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Place the feet on the thighs, each foot on the opposite side. Cross the hands behind the backhand take hold of the toes. This is baddhapadmāsana, the bound lotus”.

The 19th-century Śrītattvanidhi is a sanskrit treatise describing 80 primary āsanas, or ‘posture’ (e.g., baddhapadma-āsana) and several additional ones.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Baddhapadmasana in Shaivism glossary
Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Baddhapadmāsana (बद्धपद्मासन) refers to the “bound lotus seat”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 3.17-23, while describing a meditation on Amṛteśa in his form as Mṛtyujit]—“And so now, having constructed the amṛtāmudrā or the padmamudrā, [the Mantrin] should meditate on the Ātman. [...] [He is] one-faced, three-eyed, seated on a white lotus, fixed in the bound lotus seat (baddhapadmāsana). [He is] four-armed, large-eyed, the hand [fixed in the position] of granting wishes and safety, [holding] a full moon, radiant, filled with amṛta, holding a water pot, [and] completely full of the world, the moon in his lovely hand. [The Mantrin] should remember him adorned with a reverence that is all white”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Baddhapadmasana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baddhapadmāsana (ಬದ್ಧಪದ್ಮಾಸನ):—[noun] a particular kind of yogic sitting posture.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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