Gajahamurti, Gajahāmūrti, Gajaha-marti, Gajaha-murti: 2 definitions

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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.

In Hinduism

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.

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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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