Jvaradeva, Jvara-deva, Jvāradeva: 1 definition

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Jvaradeva 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.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Jvāradeva or Jurakareśvara is depicted in the Adi Kumbeswarar Temple (Ādi Kumbheśvara) in Kumbakonam (Kumbhakonam), representing a sacred place for the worship of Śiva.—Jvāradeva is a three-headed image of Śiva with four hands. The three heads include two animal heads emerging laterally from behind the human head. The head on the right is that of a lion while the other one seems to be that of an antelope.He holds triśūla (trident) in the right hand and small vessel in the left hand.

Jvāra-deva is also depicted in the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai (or Madura), which represents a sacred place for the worship of The Goddess (Devī).—Jvāra Deva is a rare figure of a Hindu deity representing Śiva. Jvāra Deva is a three-headed image of Śiva with four hands. At present only two hands remain which hold triśūla (trident) in the right hand and small vessel in the left hand. The three heads include two animal heads emerging laterally from behind the human head. The head on the right is that of a lion while the other one seems to be that of an antelope. When seen as a dancer, the hasta held in the hand of Jvāra Deva is somewhat muṣṭi or kapittha while holding the trident and kuvi-patāka/alapadma while holding the kamandalu. To see from the point of view of iconography the hasta looks like siṃhakarṇa or kaṭaka while holding the trident and vismaya while holding the kamanḍalu.

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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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