Adityadeva, aka: Ādityadeva, Aditya-deva; 1 Definition(s)

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Ādityadeva (आदित्यदेव) is found as a sculpture at the temple of Lokeśvara, maṇḍapa wall, east side, facing east.—The presence of an aura and his standing position on a lotus pedestal lead us to opine that this image might be the representation of Āditya-Nārāyaṇa in Vīrasthānaka Viṣṇu pose. Fourhanded Viṣṇu is standing erect on a lotus seat holding in his upper right and left hands cakra and śaṅkha respectively; there is a kind of ball in his lower right hand which is locally known as the earth. The remaining fourth hand is resting a little below the waist. He is bedecked with one necklace and a long vaijayantihāra;he wears also different keyūra and bracelets. His head is decorated with a handsome tiara.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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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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