Dadhivamana, aka: Dadhivāmana, Dadhi-vamana; 1 Definition(s)


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Shilpashastra (iconography)

[Dadhivamana in Shilpashastra glossaries]

Dadhivāmana (दधिवामन) refers to one of the many varieties of the Śālagrāma (ammonite fossil stones).—The Dadhivāmana is  very small in size; dark-blue in colour; two cakras. Śālagrāma stones are very ancient geological specimens, rendered rounded and smooth by water-currents in a great length of time. They (eg., Dadhi-vāmana stones) are distinguished by the ammonite (śālā, described as “vajra-kīṭa”, “adamantine worms”) which having entered into them for residence, are fossilized in course of time, leaving discus-like marks inside the stone.

(Source): Pratima Kosa Encyclopedia of Indian Iconography - Vol 6
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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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