Navatala, Navatāla, Nava-tala: 3 definitions
Navatala 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Navatāla (नवताल) refers to a type of measurement, as defined in the texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The unit of measurement chosen for stating the proportions of the images of the various gods, goddesses and other beings belonging to the Hindu pantheon is called the tāla. The navatāla is prescribed for Rākṣasa (demons), Asuras, Yakṣas (Sylvan deities), Apsaras (celestial women), Aṣṭamūrtis and Marudgaṇas.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Navatāla (ನವತಾಲ):—[noun] (archit.) a particular height (nine times tāla , i.e. 9 x 5 inches) (used in measuring the height of an idol).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
Vishnudharmottara Purana (Art and Architecture) (by Bhagyashree Sarma)