Bhumivaraha, Bhūmīvarāha, Bhumi-varaha: 1 definition



Bhumivaraha 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Bhūmī Varāha is the name of a deity depicted at the  Kallazhagar Temple in  Madurai, which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—Bhūmī-varāha, with boar’s face, is represented in sukhāsana pose with the left leg folded and the right leg hanging loose, with four hands and the goddess seated on his left thigh. The upper two hands hold kartarīmukha-hasta and the lower two hands hold abhaya and dolā around the goddess. While representing in dancing form, Bhūmī Varāha is represented in aindra-maṇḍala with four hands. The upper hands hold kartarīmukha-hasta and the lower hands are in patāka and dolā around the body of the goddess, who is seated on his thigh.

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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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