Sarabheshvar, Sarabheśvar: 1 definition
Sarabheshvar 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Sarabheśvar is the name of deity as found depicted in the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai (or Madura), which represents a sacred place for the worship of The Goddess (Devī).—Sarabheśvar is represented in a different form with a lion’s face and a human body, lion’s legs and human hands. He is a form of Siva and is represented with four hands where the upper right and left hands hold aṅkuśa (hook) with kapittha and mṛga (deer) with kapittha-hasta. The lower hand hold sarpa (snake) in the right with kapittha-hasta and the left hand holds agni (fire) with kapittha-hasta. In iconographic terms, the four hands of Sarabheśvar hold kaṭaka-hasta. The body features are the same as described above.
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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