Madhyamadashatala, Madhyamadaśatāla, Madhyama-dashatala: 1 definition
Madhyamadashatala 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.
The Sanskrit term Madhyamadaśatāla can be transliterated into English as Madhyamadasatala or Madhyamadashatala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Madhyamadaśatāla (मध्यमदशताल) refers to a type of measurement corresponding to 120 dehāṅgulas, as defined in the texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The unit of measurement chosen for stating the proportions of the images of the various gods, goddesses and other beings belonging to the Hindu pantheon is called the tāla. The madhyama-daśatāla (of 120 dehāṅgulas) is prescribed for those of Srīdevī, Bhūmidevī, Umā, Sarasvatī, Durgā, Sapta-mātrikas, Uṣa and Jyeṣṭha.
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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Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)