Parnakutira, aka: Parṇakuṭīra, Parna-kutira; 1 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Parṇakuṭīra (पर्णकुटीर) is depicted as a sculpture on the eighteenth pillar of the southern half of the maṇḍapa of the temple of Lokeśvara.—At the left end of the medallion is a parṇakuṭīra, a dwelling place built out of leaves, which is a good example of architecture. One can notice the carpentry work. A bird is on the roof of the pavilion and another is sitting on the inner beam of the frontal part. To the other end of the medallion is a tree on which are a tiger and a monkey. The tiger is so well carved one can even notice its thin moustaches. A deer is resting peacefully under the same tree. Below, where the teaching is going on is a pond with lotuses in it. By the side of it are resting two tiger like animals etc.

(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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