(Standing posture of the feet)
VAISHNAVAM SAMAPADAM CHA
VAISHAKHAM MANDALAM TATHA
STHANANYETANI SHAN DRUNAM
There are 6 types of Stanakas. They are :
|1. Vaishnava||4. Mandala|
The feet kept two and half Talas apart; one of them shall be in the natural posture; the other is obliquely placed with toes turning towards the sides; the shank is in the Anchita state and all the limbs have Sausthava. This is called Vaishnava Sthana.
|SAMAPADE SAMAU PADAU
If the feet are kept in their natural posture and one Tala apart; the body is in natural Sausthava, the Sthana is called Samapada. The presiding deity here of is Brahma.
CHAIVA TATRA PADAU PRAYOJAYET
The feet are kept three and a half Talas apart, the thighs remain steady and reclined; the feet are placed obliquely pointing sideways. This is Vaisakha Sthana. Kartikeya is in the presiding deity of this Sthana.
|AINDRAN TU MANDALAM PADAU
CHAIVA KATIJANU SAMAU TATHA
The presiding deity is Indra in the Mandala Sthana. The feet are kept four Talas apart. They are to be placed obliquely with sideward turn. The waist and the knee are to remain in their natural position.
|AYAIVA DAKSHINAM PADAM
PANCHATALAN PRASARYE CHA
In the Mandala Sthana itself the right foot is removed five Talas apart. That will make the Alidha Sthana, the presiding deity whereof is Rudra.