Gajapumgava, aka: Gajapuṃgava, Gaja-pumgava; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Gajapuṃgava (गजपुंगव) is depicted as a sculpture on the seventh pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara.—There are two panels on this surface and a semi circular medallion atop. In the Medallion there is a combined image of gajapuṅgava (gajapuṃgava). From one side it looks like an elephant and on the other side the bull. This theme occurs ofte times in Calukyan monuments.

(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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