Aruvuruvam: 1 definition
Aruvuruvam 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: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Aruvuruvam-valipādu refers to “worship of formless form” and represents one of the main systems of worship in Tamilnadu.—The ancient śilpis have classified the revelation of the Primary Energy into three states [viz., vyaktāvyakta/śakala-niṣkala (morphoamorphic/patially manifest)]. In vyaktāvyakta or śakala-niṣkala, the parts of the body and other physical features are partly defined and partly suspended in an amorphous state. The physical features of the human body are not fully represented. This state is called aruvuruvam in Tamil and the mukhaliṅga is described as an example of this kind of image.
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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