Karuppana: 1 definition



Karuppana 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)

Karuppana is the name of a deity depicted in the Subramanya Swamy Temple (or Subramaṇya Svāmi Temple) in Thiruparankundram or Parankundram (Paraṅkuṉṟam), representing a sacred place for the worship of Murugan.—Karuppana Svāmi. Śrī Karuppana Svāmi is in sama śiras with samapāda-sthānaka. He holds the axe and the mace (gadā) in his right and left hands respectively. The mudrā held in dance is muṣṭi in the right hand and kuvi-patāka in the left hand. In iconography, Śrī Karuppana Svāmi is in samapāda-sthānaka with samabhaṅga posture and hands holding the axe and mace in the right and the left hands respectively. The hastas held in the right and the left hands are muṣṭi and abhaya-hasta respectively.

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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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