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Vimalasana, aka: Vimala-asana, Vimalāsana; 2 Definition(s)

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Vimalasana 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

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Vimalāsana (विमलासन).—When used as a pītha (seat or pedestal), this Āsana should be used as the seat for the image when the offerings are offered, according to the Suprabhedāgama. According to the Candrajñānāgama, the seat is of a hexagonal shape.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconographyŚilpaśāstra book cover
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

Śaivism (Śaiva philosophy)

Vimalāsana (विमलासन) is one of five pedestals that makes up the Śivāsana, unto which Śiva is installed and invoked during the ritualistic process of śivārcana, according to the Sakalāgamasāra-saṃgraha. In the process of invocation (āvāhana) Lord Śiva is contemplated as seated on Yogāsana: “in the process of offerings (naivedya) he is meditated upon as seated on vimalāsana”. This particular āsana is associated with the shape of a hexagon and is connected with the element space.

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Śaiva (शैव, shaiva) or Śaivism (shaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Śiva as the supreme being. Closeley related to Śāktism, Śaiva 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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