Natesha, Naṭeśa: 2 definitions


Natesha 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 Naṭeśa can be transliterated into English as Natesa or Natesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)

Naṭeśa (नटेश) is found as a sculpture at the temple of Lokeśvara, maṇḍapa wall, north side, facing north.—A four-handed dancing Śiva is placed in a niche on the top of which is a four-handed, seated image of Śiva with two demigods decorating or eulogizing him. Once upon a time the dancing Śiva must have been an exquisitely carved sculpture, but now it has suffered much in the hands of vandals and time. The image, from its remnants looks like that of dancing Śiva. According to T. A. G. Rao “this kind of images are commonly known as bhujaṅgatrāsa”. But, here Śiva holds in his right and left rear hands snake and trident respectively.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Naṭeśa (नटेश) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—author of Naṭeśapaddhati. Mentioned by Vedajñāna in Ātmārthapūjāpaddhati. Hz. 2 p. 106.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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