Murttasadakhya, Mūrttasādākhya, Murtta-sadakhya: 1 definition



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Shilpashastra (iconography)

[«previous next»] — Murttasadakhya in Shilpashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Mūrttasādākhya (मूर्त्तसादाख्य):—One of the Sadāśiva-tatvas that is produced from a tenth part of Icchāśakti (third of the five Śaktis at the end of an aeonic destruction, called saṃhāra). It is also known by the name of Brahmā, because this tatva has form. It is called mūrtta; in other words it is sakalā. This tatva exists in the form of a Divyaliṅga with the brightness of fire and having flames of fire playing round it. On the top of this liṅga there is a figure with a beautiful face having three eyes, four arms and all other limbs. It carries in two out of its four hands the paraśu and the mṛga and the remaining hands are held in the varada and the abhaya poses.

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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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