Amurttasadakhya, Amūrttasādākhya, Amurtta-sadakhya: 1 definition

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Amūrttasādākhya (अमूर्त्तसादाख्य):—One of the Sadāśiva-tatvas that is produced from a tenth part of Ādiśakti (second of the five Śaktis at the end of an aeonic destruction, called saṃhāra). It is also known by the name of Īśāna, because Ādiśakti, like Parāśakti, is also formless. This second tatva is called the amūrtta; that is, this is also niṣkalā. This sādākhya exists as a luminous pillar whose lustre is equal to that of a crore of suns put together. This pillar is called the Divya/liṅga or the Mūla-stambha. As everything takes its origin from the mūla-stambha and ends finally in it, it was called the liṅga.

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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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