Kalarimurti, aka: Kalari-murti, Kālārimūrti; 2 Definition(s)

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Kālārimūrti (कालारिमूर्ति) refers to an image (mūrti) of Śiva. He is know by this particular mūrti because he killed Kāla, the God of Death.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

1) Kālārimūrti (कालारिमूर्ति) or simply Kālāri refers to one of the twenty-eighth forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Vātulāgama: twenty-eighth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgama. The forms of Śiva (eg., Kālāri-mūrti) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.

2) Kālārimūrti is also listed among the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Kāraṇāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): the fourth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.

3) Kālārimūrti is also listed among the eighteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Śilparatna (twenty-second adhyāya): a technical treatise by Śrīkumāra on Śilpaśāstra.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
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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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