[INDOLOGY] question about a Jaina practice

Lubomír Ondračka ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Thu Oct 3 10:18:33 EDT 2019

Dear Herman,

it is called yogapaṭṭa in Sanskrit (and has various forms in NIA, e.g. jogauṭā in Avadhi), see this article:


On Thu, 3 Oct 2019 14:09:17 +0000
"Tieken, H.J.H. via INDOLOGY" <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear List members,
> Jaina monks, or their followers, are often depicted sitting with a strap going around their bodies and legs. (a few years ago I saw this contraption in a posh interior decorating shop in Leiden as an alternative chair!) Could anyone tell me if this strap, or sitting supported by this strap, had a (Sanskrit, MIA or NIA) name. By the way, it is not a particular Jaina practice. If I remember well, the strap can also be seen on, for instance, the Borobudur.
> Herman
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