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Aghorabhairavamūrti, aka: Aghora-bhairava-murti; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Aghorabhairavamūrti (अघोरभैरवमूर्ति).—Another aspect of Śiva, annihilating the demon of darkness, is the form of Aghorabhairavamūrti. It is a popular representation in a different way. The way, the theme is represented here is interesting. Śiva is standing on the dwarf-demon holding a shield and a sword. Śiva is piercing the head of the demon with his triśūla i.e. suggesting the expelling of ajñāna (ignorance) from the head. Śiva is eight handed. He holds in his hands, weapons and attributes like, khaḍga, kheṭaka, mṛga, dhanus and bāṇa. The ferocity of the face of Śiva is enhanced by his up-curled mustaches. It is a forceful, dynamic form of Śiva full of action.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

about this context:

Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

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