POSTURES AND PEDESTALS (ASANA) OF BUDDHA
BUDDHA POSTURES AND PEDESTALS (ASANA)
Asana also means a throne or a pedestal. If the pedestal of lotus is arranged in single petal row it is called Padmasana. If the lotuses are arranged in a double row it is called Viswapadmasana.
The pedestal supported by lion is called Shinghasana
The pedestal supported by the tortoise is called Kurmasana.
It is a sleeping pose of Hindu god Vishnu.
A pose of dancing Shiva and other various tantric gods are found in this position.
ASHANA (SITTING POSITION
The Meditative pose is also called padmasana. In this position the legs are crossed closely locked with the soles of both feet visible. All Buddhas and Bodhisatwas seated are found in this position.
A pose of ease - one leg pendant and often resting on a lotus flower. The other leg is in the usual position of Buddha. Taras, the consort of Dhyani Buddha, Saraswati, Basundhara are found in this Asana
Seated with right knee raised and left leg in the usual position of Buddha. Right arm hanging loosely over the right knee. Hindu deities are often shown in this posture.
Seated with right knee raised and left leg in the usual position of Buddha. Right arm hanging loosly over the right knee. Hindu deities are often shown in this posture.
ASANA (STANDING POSTURES)
A pose standing either in straight or in various degrees of flexion of body or legs. Boddhisatwas are found in this position.
A pose stepping to the left with right leg straight and left leg bent. The aggressive forms of god, the Dakinis and the wrathful deities are found in this position.