Kirtimukha, Kīrtimukha, Kirti-mukha: 4 definitions
Kirtimukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Kīrtimukha (कीर्तिमुख, “face of glory”) refers to a face of a monster, vyāla, lion; it is often used as a nāsī finial.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Kīrtimukha (कीर्तिमुख).—A Śiva gaṇa born out of the matted hair of Śiva with three faces, three tails, three legs and seven hands. The Lord at first asked him to live on corpses, but later on, in appreciation of his valour granted him the boon that if anyone saw the Lord without thinking first about Kīrtimukha, he would meet with his down-fall. (Padma Purāṇa, Uttara Khaṇḍa, Chapter 50).
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Kīrti-mukha.—(CII 4), a decorative motif. Note: kīrti-mukha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] an ornamental metal ring or cone for wearing.
2) [noun] a demon-mask placed above the door of Śiva’s temple to drive away evil beings.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Search found 5 books and stories containing Kirtimukha, Kīrtimukha, Kirti-mukha, Kīrti-mukha; (plurals include: Kirtimukhas, Kīrtimukhas, mukhas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 17 - Dialogue between Nārada and Jalandhara < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 10 - Jālandhara’s Messenger Rāhu Meets Śiva < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 99 - Rāhu Acts as Messenger of Jalandhara < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 19 - Jalandhara’s emissary to Śiva < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 21 - Number of phallic images of Śiva used in worship < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Trisulam < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Melakkadambur < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruppasur < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Gangaikondasolapuram (Gangaikondacholapuram) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]