Kalkyavatara, Kalkyavatāra, Kalki-avatara: 1 definition

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Kalkyavatara 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Kalkyavatāra (कल्क्यवतार) or Kalki is one of the daśāvatāra (ten incarnations) of Viṣṇu, is found depicted at the  Kallazhagar Temple in  Madurai, which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—[in Kalkyavatāra, ] Viṣṇu is a giant figure with a horse’s head with four hands. The upper hands hold the conch and the discus in the left and right hands respectively. The other two right and left hands hold a sword and a shield.

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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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