Dandayutapani, Daṇḍāyutapāni: 1 definition


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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Daṇḍāyutapāni is the name of a deity depicted in the Jambukeswarar Temple in Tiruvānaikoyil (Thiruvanaikaval) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—Daṇḍāyutapāni is the other form of Murukan. The sannidhi for Daṇḍāyutapāni is found to the left of the devotee. Daṇḍāyutapāni is found in samabhaṅga posture with the hip tilted to the left side. He is found with two hands. The right hand holds varada-hasta and the left hand holds urū-hasta. In dance, Śrī Daṇḍāyutapāni is portrayed as standing in vaiśākha-sthānaka with the right hand in patāka inverted and the left hand in ardhacandra placed on the left thigh.

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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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