Katyavalambita, Kaṭyavalambita, Kati-avalambita: 1 definition
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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Shilpashastra (iconography)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. [...]
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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Starts with: Katyavalambitahasta.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Katyavalambita, Kaṭyavalambita, Kati-avalambita, Kaṭi-avalambita; (plurals include: Katyavalambitas, Kaṭyavalambitas, avalambitas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Mannarkoyil < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Seramadevi < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Tiruppasur < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 1.2 - Lingodbhava-murti (depiction of the pillar of fire) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]