Candrashekharamurti, Candraśekharamūrti, Candrashekhara-murti: 1 definition

Introduction

Candrashekharamurti 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 Candraśekharamūrti can be transliterated into English as Candrasekharamurti or Candrashekharamurti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandrashekharamurti.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)

1) Candraśekharamūrti (चन्द्रशेखरमूर्ति) or simply Candraśekhara refers to one of the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Kāraṇāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): the fourth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas. The forms of Śiva (eg., Candraśekhara-mūrti) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.

2) Candraśekharamūrti is also listed among the eight forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Rauravāgama: the sixteenth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.

3) Candraśekharamūrti is also listed among the ten forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Ajitāgama (under the Maheśvararūpa heading): the fifth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.

4) Candraśekharamūrti is also listed among the sixteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Dīptāgama: the sixth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.

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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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