Candeshanugraha, Caṇḍeśānugraha, Candesha-anugraha: 1 definition
Candeshanugraha 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 Caṇḍeśānugraha can be transliterated into English as Candesanugraha or Candeshanugraha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chandeshanugraha.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
1) Caṇḍeśānugraha (चण्डेशानुग्रह) or Caṇḍeśānugrahamūrti refers to one of the twenty-eighth forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Vātulāgama: twenty-eighth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgama. The forms of Śiva (eg., Caṇḍeśānugraha) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.
2) Caṇḍeśānugraha is also listed among the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Kāraṇāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): the fourth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.
3) Caṇḍeśānugraha 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.
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