Dehalabdhangula, Dehalabdhāṅgula, Dehalabdha-angula: 1 definition


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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Dehalabdhāṅgula (देहलब्धाङ्गुल) or simply Dehāṅgula refers to a type of measurement, as defined in the texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—This is obtained by dividing the whole length of the body of an image into 124,120 or 116 equal parts. Each of this division is called a dehalabdhāṅgula or shortly dehāṅgula. The relative measure is used in the construction of temples or in the making of images. Different names are given to certain lengths representable by two or more dehāṅgulas up to twenty-seven.

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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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