Kartrisadakhya, Kartṛsādākhya, Kartri-sadakhya: 2 definitions



Kartrisadakhya 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 Kartṛsādākhya can be transliterated into English as Kartrsadakhya or Kartrisadakhya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

[«previous next»] — Kartrisadakhya in Shilpashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Kartṛsādākhya (कर्तृसादाख्य):—One of the Sadāśiva-tatvas that is produced from a tenth part of Jñānaśakti (fourth of the five Śaktis at the end of an aeonic destruction, called saṃhāra). It is also known by the name of Īśvara. Because Jñāna is the characteristic of the kartā (doer) this tatva received the name Kartṛsādākhya. Usually it is believed to exist in the form of a Divyaliṅga of immeasurable length and girth: the characteristic quality of this liṅga is its crystal clearness.

On this liṅga resides Śiva, the origin of all existence, in the form of a figure having four faces, twelve eyes, eight ears and arms, and two legs. In the right hands of this figure are śūla, paraśu, khaḍga and abhaya, whereas in the left ones are pāśa, sarpa, ghaṇṭā and varada and is adorned with all ornaments.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Kartrisadakhya in Shaivism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Kartṛsādākhya (कर्तृसादाख्य) refers to the first of the five Sādākhya in Śaiva school of thought (the Tattvabhedapaṭala of Vātulāgama and the Śaivotpattipaṭala of Rauravāgama).—The process of assuming the form by the transcendental god is termed as Sādākhya. Pratiṣṭhā is another name for Jñānaśakti, whose 1/1000 part forms the kartṛ-sādākhya. This is in the form of Divyaliṅga, which resembles the pure crystal in lusture. In the midst of Liṅga there is the form of Īśvara with four heads, four faces, twelve eyes etc.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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