Channavira, aka: Channavīra; 2 Definition(s)
Channavira 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Chhannavira.
Channavīra (छन्नवीर) appears to be a flat ornament, a kind of jewelled disc, meant to be tied on the mukuṭa or or hung round the neck by a string so as to lie over the chest. This ornament is mentioned pretty frequently but what kind of thing it means is not quite easily understood.(Source): Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography
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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Channavīra (छन्नवीर).—A kind of necklace; Māna.5.35-36.
Derivable forms: channavīram (छन्नवीरम्).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Melaperumballam < [Chapter IV - Temples of Vikrama Chola’s Time]
Temples in Melakkadambur < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Bronze, group 1: Late Pallava and Early Chola—Age of Vijayalaya (a.d. 785-871) < [Chapter XI - Sculpture]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)