Mangalambikai, Maṅgalāmbikai: 1 definition



Mangalambikai 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: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Maṅgalāmbikai is the name of a deity depicted in the Adi Kumbeswarar Temple (Ādi Kumbheśvara) in Kumbakonam (Kumbhakonam), representing a sacred place for the worship of Śiva.—Maṅgalāmbikai is found seated in ardhapadmāsana with four hands. The upper right hand holds aṅkuśa and the upper left hand holds pāśa. The lower right hand is in abhaya and the lower left hand is in varada-hasta. Around the image of Maṅgalāmbikai, there are images of Gourī, Gaṅga, Ambikai, Kanāmbikai, and Umā.

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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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