Anjaneya, aka: Āñjaneya; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Āñjaneya is the name of a deity depicted at the Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam (Śrī Raṅgam), which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—The devotee enters the temple from one of the entrances where there is the sannidhi for Āñjaneya. Āñjaneya is found in samapāda-sthānaka with hands in añjali-hasta. To the left of the sannidhi of Āñjaneya is the sanctum for Rāmānuja. To the right, there are the sanctums for Garuḍ āl vār, Cakratālvār, Viṣṇu Durgā and Veṇugopāl. As one proceeds further from the Āñjaneya’s sannidhi, there is the Garuḍa Maṇḍapa where Garuḍ a is found in añjali-hasta.

Āñjaneya is also depicted at the Andal Temple in Srivilliputtur (Villiputtur or Thiruvilliputtur), representing a sacred place for the worship of The Goddess (Devī).—To the left of the main entrance, there is the sannidhi for Śrī Āñjaneya (Hanumān). He is found standing in samapāda-sthānaka and samabhaṅga with the hands in añjali-hasta. As the devotee preceeds to the outer passage from the sannidhi of Śrī Āñjaneya, he/she finds the sannidhi of Śrīnivāsa Sundarāja.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anjaneya in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [A] · next »

Āñjaneya (आञ्जनेय).—[añjanāyāḥ apatyaṃ ḍhak] Name of Māruti.

Derivable forms: āñjaneyaḥ (आञ्जनेयः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āñjaneya (आञ्जनेय).—m.

(-yaḥ) A name of the monkey Hanuman. E. añjanā the mother of Hanuman, and ḍhak patronymic affix which leaves eya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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