Arunacaleshvar, Aruṇācaleśvar, Arunacaleshwar: 1 definition


Arunacaleshvar 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.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

[«previous next»] — Arunacaleshvar in Shilpashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Aruṇācaleśvar is the name of a deity depicted in the Aruṇācaleśvar or Arunachaleswara Temple in Thiruvannamalai (Tiruvaṇṇāmalai) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—Aruṇācaleśvar is found standing with four hands. The upper right hand holds the paraśu and the upper left hand holds the mṛga in kartarīmukha-hasta. The lower right hand is in kaṭaka and the lower left hand is in varada-hasta. In dance, Aruṇācaleśvar is depicted as standing in samapāda-sthānaka with four hands. The upper hands hold kartarīmukha and the lower right hand is in kapittha and the lower left hand is in patāka 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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