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


Parnakutira 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.

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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