Arana Valli, Ārana Valli: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Śrī Ārana Valli Thāyār is the name of a deity depicted at the Ulagalantha Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram (Kāñcīpuram), representing a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.— The goddess Ārana Valli Thāyār is found seated in padmāsana. She is found with four hands. The upper right and left hands hold the flower in kaṭaka-hasta. The lower right hand is in abhaya-hasta and the lower left hand is in varada-hasta. While depicting in dance, Ārana Valli Thāyār is found seated in the brahma-sthānaka or the butterfly position. The upper two hands are in kapittha-hasta and the lower right hand is in patāka and the lower left hand is in patāka-hasta inverted.

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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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