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Apasmarapurusha

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Photos and Scripts by Chennai Museum
The fourth hand is held in the fashion of chinmudra attitude. His left foot rests on his right knee. The right foot is shown placed on the back of apasmara purusha.
Kauai's Hindu Monastery News, January 2010
Apasmarapurusha, a soul temporarily earth-bound by its own sloth, confusion and forgetfulness.
The Cycle of Time
IEX Journal Vol 4 No 1 body
the prostrate body of a dwarfish demon, 'Muyalakan.' This is 'Apasmara Purusha,' the man or demon (purusa) called forgetfulness, or heedlessness (apasmara).
Æ COIN WITH GANDHARA MAURYAN SYMBOLS GANDHARAN
showing “Siva cursing Apasmarapurusa, wonder if this Apasmarapurusa on a Huvishka coin,”.

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Bronzes at their best
Wriggling underneath his dancing feet is 'Apasmarapurusha', the symbol of evil; hissing forth the illusion is the snake coiled around his forearm.

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Atanu Dey on India's Development » Tandava — Shiva's Cosmic
Sep 19, 2008 The divinity is represented as dancing on the postrate body of a dwarfish demon.
Hindu God Shiva : Shiva (Shiv) - the destroyer
Under his feet, Shiva crushes the demon of ignorance called Apasmara Purusha, caused by forgetfulness.
Apasmarapurusha | RM.com ®
Apasmarapurusha articles, reference materials. Need more on Apasmarapurusha? We suggest these original texts: The Story of Apasmarapurusha roots.
File:Chidambaram Shiva.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The right foot of the god is firmly planted on the spine of the wriggling and dwarfish Apasmara purusha, who represents ignorance.
Bronzes Of Srisailam - Welcome To Srisaila Devasthanam..............
The God is in Anandatandav pose and placed his right leg on the Apasmara Purusha.

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