Ardhacandrakara, Ardhacandrākāra, Ardhacandra-akara, Ardha-candrakara: 4 definitions


Ardhacandrakara 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ardhachandrakara.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

[«previous next»] — Ardhacandrakara in Shilpashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

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.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ardhacandrakara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ardhacandrākāra (अर्धचन्द्राकार) or Arddhacandrākāra.—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Of the shape of the half moon. m.

(-raḥ) A meniscus. E. ardhacandra, and ākāra form.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ardhacandrākāra (अर्धचन्द्राकार):—[=ardha-candrākāra] [from ardha-candra > ardha] mfn. half moon shaped, crescent shaped

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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 (even English!). 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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