Saubhagya-ganapati, Saubhāgya-gaṇapati: 1 definition



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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Saubhāgya Gaṇapati is the name of a (Vināyaka) deity depicted at the Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram, one of the most sacred places for the worship of the Goddess (Devī).— There is a Vināyaka sannidhi on the other side of the Arūpa Lakṣmī sannidhi. Here Vin āyaka is called Saubhāgya Gaṇapati. Gaṇapati is found seated with the left leg folded and, in iconographic terms, this pose is termed lalitāsana. This posture is the same as that discussed earlier. There is the sannidhi for Śyāmala opposite to Murukan’s sannidhi. Śyāmala is represented as seated with eight hands. She holds an instrument in her hands.

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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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