Dakshasamsthita, Daksha-samsthita, Dakṣasaṃsthita: 1 definition

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Dakshasamsthita 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 Dakṣasaṃsthita can be transliterated into English as Daksasamsthita or Dakshasamsthita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

[«previous next»] — Dakshasamsthita in Shilpashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Dakṣasaṃsthita (दक्षसंस्थित) is a Sanskrit name referring to one of the eight manifestations of Saṃhāra, who is a form of Bhairava. According to the Rudrayāmala, there are eight main forms of Bhairava who control the eight directions of this universe. Each form (e.g., Saṃhāra) has a further eight sub-manifestations (e.g., Dakṣasaṃsthita), thus resulting in a total of 64 Bhairavas.

When depicting Dakṣasaṃsthita according to traditional iconographic rules (śilpaśāstra), one should depcit him (and other forms of Saṃhāra) having a color resembling lightning; he should carry in his hands the kuṇḍa, the kheṭaka, the parigha (a kind of club) and bhiṇḍipāla. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.

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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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