Gaja Hasta: 1 definition

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Gaja Hasta 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)

Source: Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning

Gaja—The arm is stretched diagonally across the chest with the fingers poitning down. This gesture symbolizes an elephant’s trunk: it is a sign of the greatest strength and power. It is seen above all in Shiva-Nataraja.

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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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