Mahambujapitha, Mahāmbujapīṭha, Mahambuja-pitha: 1 definition

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Mahambujapitha 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Mahāmbujapīṭha (महाम्बुजपीठ) is a Sanskrit technical term, referring to a type of pedestal (pīṭha), used in the construction of liṅgas. It is named after the kind of moulding (mahāmbuja). The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

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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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