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Bhikshatanamurti, aka: Bhikṣāṭanamūrti, Bhikshatana-murti; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Bhikshatanamurti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Bhikṣāṭanamūrti can be transliterated into English as Bhiksatanamurti or Bhikshatanamurti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

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.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

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Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

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: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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