Gajavahana, aka: Gajavāhana; 1 Definition(s)

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Gajavahana 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)

Gajavāhana (one of the aspects of Subrahmaṇya, according to the Kumāra-tantra). He has also only one face, two eyes and four arms; in one of the left hands he should hold the kukkuṭa while the other should be kept in the varada pose; in one of the right hands there should be the śakti and the other should be held in the abhaya pose.

Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy
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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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