Padabhushana, Padabhūṣaṇa, Pada-bhushana: 1 definition


Padabhushana 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 Padabhūṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Padabhusana or Padabhushana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Padabhūṣaṇa (पदभूषण) refers to “ornaments of leg”, as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—The ornaments for the legs and feet are common in Indian sculptures as well in day-to-day life. Bharata (cf. Nāṭyaśāstra 23.38-39) mentions some of the ornaments viz. nūpura (anklet), kiṅkiṇīkā (foot-trinket filled with pebble for tinkling), ghaṇṭikā (band with small bells), ratnajāla (strings of jewels) and saghoṣakaṭaka (bracelet producing sound) for the upper part of the ankle (gulpha), pādapatra for shanks (jaṅghā) and rings (aṅgulīyaka) for the toes in addition to talaka (a flat band) meant for the great toe.

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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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