Ardhanari, Ardhanārī, Ardhanāri, Ardha-nari: 3 definitions
Ardhanari 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: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
Ardhanāri (अर्धनारि) or Ardhanārimūrti refers to one of the twenty-eighth forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Vātulāgama: twenty-eighth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgama. The forms of Śiva (e.g., Ardhanāri) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Ardhanārī (अर्धनारी).—a form of Śiva, (half male and half female) cf.... पतिरपि जगता- मर्धनारीश्वरोऽभूत् (patirapi jagatā- mardhanārīśvaro'bhūt) Sūkti.5.99.
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Ardhanāri (ಅರ್ಧನಾರಿ):—[noun] complete loss or temporary interruption, of a function, esp. of voluntary motion or of sensation in some part of the body; paralysis.
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Ardhanāri (ಅರ್ಧನಾರಿ):—[noun] the fusion of male and female bodies into one (as that of Śiva).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Ardhanarimurti, Ardhanarinara, Ardhanarinaravapu, Ardhanarinaravapus, Ardhanarinateshrvara, Ardhanarinateshvara, Ardhanarinateshvarastotra, Ardhanarisha, Ardhanarishamurti, Ardhanarishvara, Ardhanarishvaramurti, Ardhanarishvarashtaka, Ardhanarishvarastotra.
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Jnaneshwari (Bhavartha Dipika) (by Ramchandra Keshav Bhagwat)
Chandogya Upanishad (Madhva commentary) (by Srisa Chandra Vasu)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Solapuram < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Paundarikapuram < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Melakkadambur < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Kalakattur < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Tiru-nallar (Tiru-nallaru) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Ramanathankoyil < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.6 - (b) Symbology of Man (the deer) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.6 - (m) Symbology of Fire < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.6 - (e) Symbology of Malu (the axe) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)