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Antarvāsa

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
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antarvāsa or "under robe," inner robe.

The antarvāsa is the inner robe covering the lower body.

It is the undergarment that flows underneath the other layers of clothing.

It has a large neck, and almost entirely covers the torso.

In representations of the Buddha, the bottom of the antarvāsa usually protrudes, and appears in the rough shape of a triangle.