Indushekhara, aka: Induśekhara, Indu-shekhara; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Induśekhara can be transliterated into English as Indusekhara or Indushekhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

[Indushekhara in Shilpashastra glossaries]

Induśekhara (इन्दुशेखर) or Induśekharamūrti refers to one of the twenty-three forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Pūrvakāmikāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): first and foremost among the Mūlāgama. The forms of Śiva (eg., Induśekhara) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.

(Source): Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
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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

[Indushekhara in Sanskrit glossaries]

Induśekhara (इन्दुशेखर).—'the moon-crested god, epithets of Śiva.

Derivable forms: induśekharaḥ (इन्दुशेखरः).

Induśekhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indu and śekhara (शेखर). See also (synonyms): indubhṛt, indumauli.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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