Jyeshthadevi, Jyeṣṭhādevī, Jyeshtha-devi: 1 definition

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Jyeshthadevi 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.

The Sanskrit term Jyeṣṭhādevī can be transliterated into English as Jyesthadevi or Jyeshthadevi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Jyeṣṭhādevī (ज्येष्ठादेवी).—The goddess, who came out of the ocean when it was churned by the demons and the gods to bring out the nectar hidden inside the ocean, is Jyeṣṭhādevī. Jyeṣṭhādevī is considered as the elder sister of Mahālakṣmī. Jyeṣṭhādevī is worshiped only in Śiva temples and never in the Vaiṣṇava temples. Jyeṣṭhādevī is represented always with her Kākadhvaja and also flanked by her son and daughter. The son is always represented as bull-faced.

Āgamas prescribe certain anatomical features like an ugly face, sagging breast and big paunch. But none of these features are seen in any of these sculptures. Jyeṣṭhādevī is always represented as two handed. She holds a kumuda (water lilly) in her right hand and the left hand is always in the jānuhasta gesture. Her son and daughter are represented as seated in utkuṭitāsana. The daughter holds a lilly while the son holds a club.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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