Jalandranatha, aka: Jalandranātha, Jalandra-natha; 1 Definition(s)

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Jalandranātha (जलन्द्रनाथ) or Vyālinātha refers to the second representation of the nine navanātha reliefs in the Ulsūr Someśvara temple.—The second representation is of the Nātha on a mythical animal Vyāli having elephant trunk, and lion’s body. Vyāli is in a striding posture as its’ trunk is shown lifted upwards. His right is folded and right hand is resting on it. His left hand is resting on the left knee. He is wearing big kuṇḍalas on both the ears and cross bands on his chest. Bangle like ring is also visible on his hands. His head is slightly raised as if he is looking upwards.

In the Ulsūr Someśvara temple, on the south wall of the ardhamaṇḍapa, there found depictions of the navanāthas (eg. Jalandranātha) in a variety of poses with huge coffiures, holding attributes such as kamaṇḍala, daṇḍa (staff) and so on. From east to west the nine sculptures of the Nāthas appear in the following order: seated respectively on a Tortoise, Vyāli, Lion, Fish, Scorpion, Snake, Antelope, Boar and Tiger.

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (sculpture)
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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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