Jatadhara, aka: Jaṭādhara, Jaṭadhara, Jata-dhara, Jatādhara; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Jaṭādhara (जटाधर) is a Sanskrit name referring to one of the eight manifestations of Ruru, who is a form of Bhairava. According to the Rudrayāmala, there are eight main forms of Bhairava who control the eight directions of this universe. Each form (eg., Ruru) has a further eight sub-manifestations (eg., Jaṭādhara), thus resulting in a total of 64 Bhairavas.

When depicting Jaṭādhara according to traditional iconographic rules (śilpaśāstra), one should depcit him (and other forms of Ruru) having a pure white color, adorned with ornaments set with rubies; he should carry an akṣamālā, the aṅkuśa, a pustaka and a vīṇā. The word Śilpaśāstra refers to an ancient Hindu science of arts and crafts, dealing with subjects such as painting, sculpture and iconography.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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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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Purana

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Jatādhara (जताधर).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 61).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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jaṭādhara : (m.) an ascetic wearing matted hair.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Jaṭadhara (जटधर).—epithets of Śiva.

Derivable forms: jaṭadharaḥ (जटधरः).

Jaṭadhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jaṭa and dhara (धर). See also (synonyms): jaṭacīra, jaṭaṭaṅka, jaṭaṭīra.

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Jaṭadhara (जटधर).—a. wearing matted hair. (-raḥ) 1 a mendicant or ascetic

2) Name of a lexicographer.

3) Name of a people in the south of India, Bṛ. S.14.13.

Jaṭadhara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jaṭa and dhara (धर).

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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