Mandalasana, Maṇḍalāsana, Mandala-asana: 4 definitions



Mandalasana 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Maṇḍalāsana (मण्डलासन, “circle posture”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of posture (āsana) used in Yoga. It is composed of the words maṇḍala (circle) and āsana (posture).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mandalasana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maṇḍalāsana (मण्डलासन).—a. sitting in a circle.

Maṇḍalāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms maṇḍala and āsana (आसन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Maṇḍalāsana (मण्डलासन).—name of a locality (? see Lévi p. 101 f.): Mahā-Māyūrī 82.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maṇḍalāsana (मण्डलासन):—[from maṇḍala] mfn. sitting in a circle, [Śiśupāla-vadha]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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