Rupabheda, Rūpabheda, Rupa-bheda: 5 definitions


Rupabheda 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Painting: A Survey

Rūpabheda (रूपभेद) refers to the “perception of difference in appearance” and represents one of the six limbs (ṣaḍaṅga) of the ancient Indian art of “painting” (citra), according to the Vātsyāyana’, Kāmasūtra (2nd century CE). These “six limbs” (e.g., Rūpabheda) were the basis of the Indian art of painting.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Rupabheda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rūpabheda (रूपभेद).—(in gram.) diversity of phonetic form or sound.

Derivable forms: rūpabhedaḥ (रूपभेदः).

Rūpabheda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms rūpa and bheda (भेद).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Rūpabheda (रूपभेद):—[=rūpa-bheda] [from rūpa > rūp] m. diversity or variety of forms or manifestations, [Kṛṣṇaj.]

2) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) div° of phonetic form or sound

3) [v.s. ...] n. Name of a Tantra [work]

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Rupabheda in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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