Bhikshatanamurti, Bhikṣāṭanamūrti, Bhikshatana-murti: 3 definitions
Bhikshatanamurti 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 Bhikṣāṭanamūrti can be transliterated into English as Bhiksatanamurti or Bhikshatanamurti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Bhikṣāṭanamūrti (भिक्षाटनमूर्ति) refers to an image (mūrti) of an aspect of Śiva. Bhikṣāṭana literally means “wandering about for alms”. The Pūrva-kāraṇāgama states that the figures of Śiva in the bhikṣāṭana-mūrti aspect should not have near them the figure of the Devī. The colour, according to the Kāraṇāgama, of the bhikṣāṭana-mūrti aspect of Śiva is to be coral red.Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
1) Bhikṣāṭanamūrti (भिक्षाटनमूर्ति) or simply Bhikṣāṭana 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., Bhikṣāṭana-mūrti) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.
2) Bhikṣāṭanamūrti is also listed among the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Kāraṇāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): the fourth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.
3) Bhikṣāṭanamūrti is also listed among the twelve forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Suprabhedāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): the tenth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.
4) Bhikṣāṭanamūrti is also listed among the sixteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Dīptāgama: the sixth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.
5) Bhikṣāṭanamūrti is also listed among the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Śilparatna (twenty-second adhyāya): a technical treatise by Śrīkumāra on Śilpaśāstra.
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.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
Bhikṣāṭaṇamūrti (भिक्षाटणमूर्ति).—It is a sculpture of three feet height. It has got eight hands. The attributes are the ḍamaru, sarpa and an unidentifiable object. He is feeding the mṛga with his right hand. He holds the triśūla and the kapāla in his lefts hands. The other two attributes in his left hand are again unidentifiable. The sculpture exhibits the trait of late Chola and early Vijayanagara style of art.
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
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Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tirumananjeri < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
Temples in Konerirajapuram < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Uttama Chola’s Time]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.1 - Bhikshatana-murti (the Lord becoming a beggar) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.6 - (i) Symbology of the serpent and worship < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 1.3 - Umabhaga-murti (depiction of the Mother Goddess) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Valuvur < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in Melaperumballam < [Chapter IV - Temples of Vikrama Chola’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruchchengattangudi (Sri Uttarapatisvarar Temple) < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]