Kakshamala, Kakṣamālā, Kaksha-mala: 1 definition



Kakshamala 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 Kakṣamālā can be transliterated into English as Kaksamala or Kakshamala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Kakṣamālā (कक्षमाला) refers to a type of bodily ornamentation (bhūṣaṇa), as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—Skandhamālā and Kakṣamālā used to adorn the shoulder/shoulders which consist of chains or strings, often embedded with pearls or jewels and various decorative patterns like full blown flower. This can be noticed almost in all the Viṣṇu icons.

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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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