Adinarayana, Ādinārāyaṇa, Adi-narayana: 2 definitions
Adinarayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Ādinārāyaṇa (or Ādi Nārāyaṇan Perumāl) is the name of a deity depicted at the Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam (Śrī Raṅgam), which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—The deity Ādi Nārāyaṇan Perumāl is found in padmāsana posture with four hands. The upper hands hold cakra and śaṅkh in the right and the left hands are in kartarīmukha-hasta. The lower hands are held in dhyāna-mudrā near the navel. Mudalālvārs are found in front of the deity in samapāda-sthānaka with hands in añjali posture.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
ādinārāyaṇa (आदिनारायण).—m (S) A name of viṣṇu or nārāyaṇa as the First cause.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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