Citrashala, aka: Citraśāla, Citraśālā, Citra-shala; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Citrashala 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 Citraśāla and Citraśālā can be transliterated into English as Citrasala or Citrashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chitrashala.

In Hinduism

Purana

[Citrashala in Purana glossaries]

Citraśāla (चित्रशाल).—Painting and pictures in Tripuram.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 130. 16.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

[Citrashala in Shilpashastra glossaries]

Citraśālā (चित्रशाला) refers to “art galleries”.—Early literary compositions of India such as Rāmāyaṇa and Mahhabārata, Kālidāsa’s Śakuntalā and Daṇḍin’s Daśakumāracarita make many references to art galleries or citraśālās.

(Source): Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Painting: A Survey
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Citrashala in Sanskrit glossaries]

Citraśālā (चित्रशाला).—a painter's studio.

Citraśālā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms citra and śālā (शाला).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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