Nrittarupa, Nṛttarūpa: 1 definition
Nrittarupa 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 Nṛttarūpa can be transliterated into English as Nrttarupa or Nrittarupa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
1) Nṛttarūpa (नृत्तरूप) or Nṛttarūpamūrti refers to one of the ten forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Ajitāgama (under the Maheśvararūpa heading): the fifth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas. The forms of Śiva (e.g., Nṛttarūpa) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.
2) Nṛttarūpa is also listed among the sixteen forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Dīptāgama: the sixth among the Siddhāntaśaivāgamas.
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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