Samanyapratimalakshana, Sāmānyapratimālakṣaṇa, Samanyapratima-lakshana: 2 definitions


Samanyapratimalakshana 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.

The Sanskrit term Sāmānyapratimālakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Samanyapratimalaksana or Samanyapratimalakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Google Books: Consecration Rituals In South Asia

Sāmānyapratimālakṣaṇa (सामान्यप्रतिमालक्षण) refers to one of the chapters of the Devyāmata: an Early Śaiva Pratiṣṭhātantra dating back to the 5th century CE dealing with topics related to temple construction, consecration rituals, and iconography.—The Devyāmata is written in the form of a dialogue between Śiva and the Goddess. It begins with the praśnapaṭala, ‘the chapter on questions’, in which Devī tells Śiva what topics she would like to learn about. The answers are provided in the following chapters [e.g., sāmānyapratimālakṣaṇa], of which each is dedicated to one specific subject.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: eScholarship: The descent of scripture: a history of the Kamikagama

Sāmānyapratimālakṣaṇa (सामान्यप्रतिमालक्षण) refers to the “characteristics of various types of divine images”, according to the Kāmikāgama: an ancient Śaiva Āgama scripture in 12,000 Sanskrit verses dating to at least the 5th century and represented as an encyclopedic account of ritual instructions (kriyāpāda).—In modern print editions, the Kāmika-āgama is structured in two major parts. The Pūrvabhāga consists of 75 chapters (paṭalas) [...] Chapters 62 to 75 present comprehensive accounts of temple consecration and installation rites. Chapter 62 details the characteristics of different liṅgas. Chapter 63 explicates the rite of offering germinated seeds which is to precede all solemn rites. Chapter 64 offers a detailed treatment of the installation of Liṅgas. Chapter 65 describes the general characteristics of various types of divine images (sāmānyapratimālakṣaṇa).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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