Shanishvara, Śanīśvara, Shani-ishvara: 1 definition



Shanishvara 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 Śanīśvara can be transliterated into English as Sanisvara or Shanishvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Śanīśvara is the name of a deity depicted in the Jambukeswarar Temple in Tiruvānaikoyil (Thiruvanaikaval) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—Śrī Śanīśvara is also called Śanībhagavān. Śanīśvara is found standing with two hands. The right hand is in abhaya-hasta and the left hand is in urū-hasta. A crow (Śanībhagavān’s vāhana) is present in front of the deity.

Śanīśvara is also depicted at the Nellaiappar Temple at Tirunelveli, representing a sacred place for the worship of Śiva.—Śanīśvara is represented in samapāda posture with two hands in kaṭaka-hasta holding gadā (mace) and the left hand in varada-hasta.

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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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