Katusharkara, aka: Kaṭuśarkarā, Katu-sharkara; 1 Definition(s)


Katusharkara 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 Kaṭuśarkarā can be transliterated into English as Katusarkara or Katusharkara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Kaṭuśarkarā (कटुशर्करा) refers to “brick” and represents a kind of material used for the making of images (Hindu icons), as defined in the texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The materials listed in the Āgamas for the making of images are wood, stone, precious gems, metals, terracotta, laterite, earth, and a combination of two or three or more of the materials specified above. Kaṭuśarkarā (brick) and danta (ivory) are also used for making images. The materials recommended in the śilpaśāstra for the fashioning of images are unburnt clay, burnt clay as in brick (kaṭuśarkarā) or terracotta, sudhā (a special kind of mortar/plaster), composite earth, wood, stone, metal, ivory, dhātu (mineral), pigment, and precious stones.

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