Padavalaya, Pādavalaya, Pada-valaya: 1 definition
Padavalaya 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images
Pādavalaya (पादवलय) refers to a type of “ornaments of leg” (padabhūṣaṇa), 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.—Pādavalaya are the single or multiple circular anklets worn around the ankles. A synonym for this ornament is nūpura. These are represented variously as a single circle, or a set of circles, or a large band.
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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