Dhruvarca, Dhruvārcā, Dhruva-arca: 1 definition


Dhruvarca 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dhruvarcha.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Dhruvārcā (ध्रुवार्चा) refers to a process of iconographic worship carried out in a Hindu temple.—In addition to the worship of the dhruva-bera in a temple, there are other images worshipped in the temple. They are the dhruvārcā (the chief deity where the various abulations and rituals are carried out directly to the image), the utsava-bera (for festival occasions), snāpanabera (for special ablutions), and bali-bera (to which sacrifices for the subsidiary devas are offered).

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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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