Gajahamurti, Gajahāmūrti, Gajaha-marti, Gajaha-murti: 2 definitions
Gajahamurti 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Gajahāmūrti (गजहामूर्ति) refers to an image (mūrti) of Śiva. He is know by this particular mūrti because he killed an elephant-formed asura.Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
Gajahāmūrti (गजहामूर्ति) or simply Gajahā refers to one of the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Śilparatna (twenty-second adhyāya): a technical treatise by Śrīkumāra on Śilpaśāstra. The forms of Śiva (e.g., Gajahā-mūrti) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.
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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The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 3.4 - Gajaha-murti (the story of killing Gajasura) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 3.5 - Jalandharasura-murti (the conquest of Jalandhara Asura) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 1.3 - Umabhaga-murti (depiction of the Mother Goddess) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]