Sthanasana, Sthānāsana, Sthana-asana: 4 definitions


Sthanasana 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Sthānāsana (स्थानासन) refers to the “pose dependent on the sthānaka”, and represents one of the five types of “body poses” (āsana), according to Ganapati Sthapati in his text Ciṟpa Cennūl, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Sthāna means positions. Sthānāsana consists of some variations on the standing posture. Sthānaka is the standing vertical pose with two divisions found in iconography and is studied in relation to Bharatanatyam in chapter four. The pose with one leg hanging and the other leg folded on the seat (pīṭa-sthāna) of the icon is called āsana.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sthānāsana (स्थानासन).—n. du. standing and sitting down.

Derivable forms: sthānāsanam (स्थानासनम्).

Sthānāsana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sthāna and āsana (आसन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sthānāsana (स्थानासन).—[neuter] [dual] standing and sitting down.

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

Sthānāsana (स्थानासन):—[from sthāna > sthā] n. [dual number] standing and sitting down, [Manu-smṛti vi, 22]

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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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