Katyavalambita, Kaṭyavalambita, Kati-avalambita: 1 definition

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Katyavalambita 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.

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Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Kaṭyavalambita (कट्यवलम्बित) is another name for Kaṭihasta: one of the various hand-poses (hastas or mudrās) defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—Kaṭihasta is generally known as kaṭiga, kaṭistha, kaṭisaṃsthita, kaṭyālambana and kaṭyavalambita. The hand remains bent a Little at the elbow and placed on the upper part of the waist. This gesture is generally found on the lower left hand. [...]

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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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