Candrashekar, Candraśekar, Chandrashekar: 1 definition
Candrashekar 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Candraśekar is the name of a deity depicted in the Jambukeswarar Temple in Tiruvānaikoyil (Thiruvanaikaval) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—Candraśekar is represented standing in samapāda-sthānaka with four hands. The upper right hand holds paraśu and the upper left hand holds mṛga (deer) in kartarīmukha hasta and the lower right hand is in abhaya and the lower left hand is in kaṭaka-hasta.
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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