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Candikeshvara, aka: Caṇḍikeśvara; 1 Definition(s)


Candikeshvara 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 Caṇḍikeśvara can be transliterated into English as Candikesvara or Candikeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Caṇḍikeśvara (चण्डिकेश्वर).—The iconographic description of Caṇḍikeśvara is as follows. He should be represented always two handed. His right hand holds paraśu and the left is jānuhasta. He should be installed on the side of the pranala facing south. Good number of sculptures of Caṇḍikeśvara are found in the region (southern India).

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

about this context:

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.

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