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Agnijata, aka: Agnijāta; 1 Definition(s)


Agnijata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Agnijāta-Subrahmaṇya (additional aspect of Subrahmaṇya, according to the Śrītatvanidhi) should have two faces, eight arms and a white complexion; his neck should be of black colour; he should carry in three out of the four right hands the sruva, an akṣamālā and a khaḍga and the remaining hand should be kept in the svastika pose; in three of the left hands there should be the vajra, kukkuṭa, kheṭaka andan ājya-pātra (vessel of ghee or clarified butter). He should be sculptured as engaged in the act of offering fire sacrifice.

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

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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.

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