Ghoranada, aka: Ghoranāda; 1 Definition(s)

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Ghoranada 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)

[Ghoranada in Shilpashastra glossaries]

Ghoranāda (घोरनाद) is a Sanskrit name referring to one of the eight manifestations of Saṃhāra, who is a form of Bhairava. According to the Rudrayāmala, there are eight main forms of Bhairava who control the eight directions of this universe. Each form (eg., Saṃhāra) has a further eight sub-manifestations (eg., Ghoranāda), thus resulting in a total of 64 Bhairavas.

When depicting Ghoranāda according to traditional iconographic rules (śilpaśāstra), one should depcit him (and other forms of Saṃhāra) having a color resembling lightning; he should carry in his hands the kuṇḍa, the kheṭaka, the parigha (a kind of club) and bhiṇḍipāla. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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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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