Candikeshvari, Candikeśvarī, Caṇḍikeśvarī, Candika-ishvari: 1 definition


Candikeshvari 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 terms Candikeśvarī and Caṇḍikeśvarī can be transliterated into English as Candikesvari or Candikeshvari, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandikeshvari.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

[«previous next»] — Candikeshvari in Shilpashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Candikeśvarī is the name of deity found depicted in the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai (or Madura), which represents a sacred place for the worship of The Goddess (Devī).—In front of Muthukumara’s sannidhi, there is the image of Candikeśvarī. Candikeśvarī is found seated with the left leg folded and the right leg hanging loose. In dance, Candikeśvarī is represented with the right hand in kapittha-hasta and the left hand placed on the left thigh in kapittha-hasta. While representing in iconography, Candikeśvarī is represented in sukhāsana pose with the right hand in kaṭaka-hasta/siṃhakarṇa-hasta and the left hand placed on the left thigh in kaṭaka/siṃhakarṇa-hasta.

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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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