Arupalakshmi, Arūpalakṣmī, Arupa-lakshmi: 1 definition
Arupalakshmi 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.
The Sanskrit term Arūpalakṣmī can be transliterated into English as Arupalaksmi or Arupalakshmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Arūpa Lakṣmī is the name of a deity depicted at the Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram, one of the most sacred places for the worship of the Goddess (Devī).—Next, we find a figure beside the Baṅgāru Kāmākṣi sannidhi called Arūpa Lakṣmī. This sannidhi faces north. In this sannidhi, Viṣṇu is also found watching and enjoying the transformation of his wife. This sannidhi is called Kalvan-sannidhi. Viṣṇu is seen with two hands where the right hand holds cakra and the left hand holds śaṅkha in kaṭaka-hasta.
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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