Nirakatu Perumal, Nīrakatu Perumāl: 1 definition
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Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Nīrakatu Perumāl is the name of a deity depicted at the Ulagalantha Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram (Kāñcīpuram), representing a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—Viṣṇu is known by several names and Nīrakatu Perumāl is one of them. In this form Viṣṇu is found in vaiṣṇava-sthānaka and samabhaṅga position with four hands. The upper right hand holds cakra and the upper left hand holds śaṅkh in kartarīmukha-hasta. The lower right hand is in abhaya-hasta and the lower left hand is held in nidrā-hasta. The lower left hand rests on the mace. While depicting in dance, Viṣṇu is found in vaiṣṇava-sthānaka. The upper hands are in kartarīmukha-hasta and the lower right and left hands are in patāka and kuvipatāka-hasta.
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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