Lalitasana, aka: Lalita-asana, Lalitāsana; 1 Definition(s)

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Lalitāsana (ललितासन) refers to a type of Āsana (sitting poses), according to Ganapati Sthapati in his text Ciṟpa Cennūl, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Seated with feet on the pedestal, with one leg held vertically and the other folded flat, the image is in lalitāsana. This posture can be observed in the seated Vināyaka image.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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