Haryardhamurti, Haryardhamūrti, Haryardha-murti: 2 definitions

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Haryardhamurti 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.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Haryardhamūrti (हर्यर्धमूर्ति) refers to an image (mūrti) of an aspect of Śiva. The Pūrva-kāraṇāgama states that the figures of Śiva in the haryardha-mūrti aspect should not have near them the figure of the Devi. The colour, according to the Kāraṇāgama, of the haryardha-mūrti aspect of Śiva is to be coral red.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)

Haryardhamūrti (हर्यर्धमूर्ति) or simply Haryardha refers to one of the ten forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Ajitāgama (under the Raudrarūpa heading): the fifth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas. The forms of Śiva (eg., Haryardha-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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