Sheshasana, Śeṣāsana, Shesha-asana: 1 definition


Sheshasana 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.

The Sanskrit term Śeṣāsana can be transliterated into English as Sesasana or Sheshasana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sheshasana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Śeṣāsana (शेषासन) refers to the  “(seat of the) serpent couch”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Brahmā spoke to Viṣṇu: “On hearing these words of mine on behalf of the heaven-dwellers, lord Viṣṇu seated on the Serpent couch [i.e., śeṣāsana] spoke to us:—[...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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