Rishabhantika, aka: Ṛṣabhāntika, Rishabha-antika; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Ṛṣabhāntika can be transliterated into English as Rsabhantika or Rishabhantika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Ṛṣabhāntika (ऋषभान्तिक, “bull”) refers to a type of animal form, representing one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. The animals and birds found as vehicles for the deities or held as attributes or weapons in the hands of the deities are, for example, Ṛṣabhāntika.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
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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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