Shrinivasa-sundaraja, Śrīnivāsa-sundarāja: 1 definition



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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Śrīnivāsa Sundarāja is the name of a deity depicted at the Andal Temple in Srivilliputtur (Villiputtur or Thiruvilliputtur), representing a sacred place for the worship of The Goddess (Devī).—Śrīnivāsa Sundarāja is represented as standing in samapāda-sthānaka with four hands. The upper right hand holds the discus and the upper left hand holds the conch in kartarīmukha-hasta. The lower right hand holds a lotus flower called padumani, tamarasi or kamala in kaṭaka-mudrā and the lower left hand is placed in urū-hasta. The standing posture of this deity is named vaiṣṇava-sthānaka also. While depicting in Bharatanatyam, the standing posture is in samapāda-sthānaka with four hands. The upper hands are in kartarīmukha-hasta and the lower right hand in kapittha and the lower left hand in ardhacandra placed on the thigh.

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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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