Ardhacandra Hasta, Ardha-candra-hasta: 1 definition
Ardhacandra Hasta 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning
Ardhacandra—This is the gesture with which the god carries fire either with or without a fire dish.
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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