Aghasura, aka: Agha-asura, Aghāsura; 2 Definition(s)
Aghasura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Aghāsura (अघासुर) is depicted as a sculpture on the second pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara.—Next to the Pralaṃbāsura is the scene of slaying Aghāsura. On seeing Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa, the demon Agha thought that the time had come for him to avenge the death of his sister Pūtanā and his brother Baka (as it is not shown in the bas-relief, we have not dealt with it here).
It is not very easy to show this story on stone. So the artist has demonstrated his talents by showing the demon knocked down by Kṛṣṇa. By controlling the demon with his left hand so that he will not have any chance to escape, Kṛṣṇa is raining good blows on the head with the right hand. A female figure is shown standing next to the demon with folded hands. May be it is one of the Gopī or Kṛṣṇa’s mother, dumb founded at the astonishing exploits of her supernatural child. Behind him is standing Balarāma with his hala.Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Aghāsura (अघासुर, “boa-constrictor demon”) is the Sanskrit name of a demon (asura) sent by Kaṃsa (Kṛṣṇa’s maternal uncle) to kill Kṛṣṇa. These efforts did not succeed.Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism
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