Ekapadasthanaka, Ekapadasthānaka, Ekapada-sthanaka: 1 definition



Ekapadasthanaka 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.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Ekapadasthānaka (एकपदस्थानक) refers to a type of Sthānāsana (poses dependent on the sthānaka), as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—In this [Ekapadasthānaka] posture, one leg is firmly supported on the ground, with the other bent and rested near the knee of the first leg. This posture can be seen in meditative Arjuna images. Another variation found in ekapada sthānaka is one leg supported on the ground and the other is bent fully and placed on the genitals of the image with the feet facing upward. Such a posture can be seen in images of Kāmākṣi, in meditation.

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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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