Ardhacandrakara, aka: Ardhacandrākāra, Ardhacandra-akara, Ardha-candrakara; 2 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Ardhachandrakara.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

[Ardhacandrakara in Shilpashastra glossaries]

Ardhacandrākāra (अर्धचन्द्राकार) refers to an “half-moon-shaped” variety of liṅga tops (śirovartana). There are minute rules laid down for the process of rounding these tops.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Ardhacandrakara in Sanskrit glossaries]

Ardhacandrākāra (अर्धचन्द्राकार).—a. half-moonshaped.

Ardhacandrākāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ardha and candrākāra (चन्द्राकार). See also (synonyms): ardhacandrākṛti.

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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