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Hastasvastika, aka: Hasta-svastika; 1 Definition(s)

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Hastasvastika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Hastasvastika—The arms crossed in front of the chest indicate total surrender to a god with a superior position.

Source: Google Books: The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning

about this context:

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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