Apasmarapurusha, Apasmārapuruṣa, Apasmara-purusha: 1 definition
Apasmarapurusha 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.
The Sanskrit term Apasmārapuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Apasmarapurusa or Apasmarapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
Apasmārapuruṣa (अपस्मारपुरुष) refers to epilepsy, loss of memory personified.—Apasmārapuruṣa, according to Skandapurāṇa is black with three heads etc. (Lakkaṇṇa, Śivatattvacintāmaṇi, p.137 ff). Apasmārapuruṣa should be playing with a snake.
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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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.6 - (c) Symbology of Muyalakan (the Apasmara Purusha) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.3 - (b) The seven Tandava Dances of Shiva < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 3.1 - Tripurantaka-murti (burning down of the three castles) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)