Narayanan, Nārayaṇaṉ, Narāyaṇaṉ, Nārāyaṇaṉ: 1 definition


Narayanan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Dvādaśa-mūrti in Tamil Tradition (iconography)

Nārayaṇaṉ (நாரயணன்) (Tamil) (in Sanskrit: Nārāyaṇa) refers to one of the Twelve Sacred Names of Viṣṇu (Dvādaśamūrti), according to the chapter 2.7 of the Tiruvāymoḻi.—Nāraṇaṉ and Mātavaṉ are the lords. Nārāyaṇa is the Lord of seven worlds. He is the Veda. He plucked the tusks of the wild elephant, Kuvalayapīḍa. In this hymn Śrī is aṇaṅku, a malicious deity (cf. aṇaṅku listed in Rajarajan 2014a). Other epithets that come under Caturviṃśati are notified in the ‘Nālāyiram’ sporadically.

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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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