Gandharasvara, aka: Gandhara-svara, Gāndhārasvara; 1 Definition(s)

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Gāndhārasvara (गान्धारस्वर) is another name for gāndhāra: one of the three svaras (notes) used in Indian music.—Illustration of the gāndhāra according to 15th century art.—The colour of the body of gāndhāra-svara is white. He has four hands. He holds a lotus flowers in one of his upper hand and in the other a fruit and in his lower hand a vīṇā (Indian lute) and in the other a bell. His vehicle is a goat. The colour of his scarf is rosy with red dots and the colour of the lower garment is yellow with a black design.

The illustrations (of, for example Gāndhārasvara) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

Source: archive.org: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style
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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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