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Lingodbhavamurti, aka: Liṅgodbhavamūrti, Lingodbhava-murti; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Liṅgodbhavamūrti (लिङ्गोद्भवमूर्ति).—This form represents Śiva inside an oval recess in the centre of the Liṅga. Always Brahmā and Viṣṇnu are represented in the form of Swan and Boar. All these sculptures are housed in the koṣṭa of the back wall of the sanctum of the shrines of Śiva and this is according to the Textual prescription. All of the Liṅgodbhavamūrti sculptures have uniform iconographic forms. The quality of carving is also uniform in them.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

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Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

The liṅgodbhavamūrti (लिङ्गोद्भवमूर्ति) is one of the common icons in Southern India, which according to the Āgamas is required to be placed in the niche in the western wall of the garbhagṛha or the central shrine. In the Aṃśumadbhedāgama is found the following description of the liṅgodbhavamūrti: The figure of Śiva in the aspect of candraśekharamūrti should be carved on the front of a liṅga. It is stated in the Kāraṇāgama that one-fifth part of the liṅga should be left out on the top and at the bottom respectively without any sculpture. The legs below the knees of the figure of Candraśekhara carved on the liṅga should be invisible, that is, should be left unsculptured. On the right of the liṅga and near its top Brahmā should be represented in the shape of a swan (haṃsa) while Viṣṇu should be carved in the form of a boar on the left at the foot of the liṅga. The figures of Brahmā and Viṣṇu should be sculptured on the right and left respectibely of the liṅga and also facing it, with two hands held on the chest in the añjali pose. The colour of the figure of Śiva should be red, that of Viṣṇu black and that of Brahmā golden yellow.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography

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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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