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Kukkutasura, aka: Kukkuṭāsura, Kukkuta-asura; 1 Definition(s)

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Kukkutasura 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

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Kukkuṭāsura (कुक्कुटासुर) is depicted as a sculpture on the second pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara.—The narrative starts with a baby Kṛṣṇa in the cradle and a bird on his chest. Except Padmapurāṇa, no other text mentions the episode of a bird on him. According to this purāṇa, a demon called Kukkuṭāsura, cock like demon, was sent by Kaṃsa to kill Kṛṣṇa. The demon came in the form of a cock, tried his best to kill the baby Kṛṣṇa with his beak. But, in no time, Kṛṣṇa killed him with his baby fists.

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)Śilpaśāstra book cover
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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