Hastasvastika, Hasta-svastika: 3 definitions

Introduction

Hastasvastika 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)

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

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

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hastasvastika (हस्तस्वस्तिक).—crossing the hands; स्तनविनि- हितहस्तस्वस्तिकाभिर्वधूभिः (stanavini- hitahastasvastikābhirvadhūbhiḥ) Māl.4.1.

Derivable forms: hastasvastikaḥ (हस्तस्वस्तिकः).

Hastasvastika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hasta and svastika (स्वस्तिक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hastasvastika (हस्तस्वस्तिक):—[=hasta-svastika] [from hasta] m. (ifc. f(ā). ) crossing the h°, [Mālatīmādhava; Bālarāmāyaṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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