Solaimalai Naciyar, Solaimalai Nāciyār: 1 definition


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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Solaimalai Nāciyār is the name of a deity depicted at the  Kallazhagar Temple in  Madurai, which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—Solaimalai Nāciyār is represented as seated in sukhāsana posture with four hands. The upper hands hold the lotus in kataka-hasta and the lower hands are in abhaya and varada-hasta. While depicting in dance, she is represented seated in aindra-maṇḍala with the right leg folded and the left leg hanging loose, with four hands, where the upper hands are in kapittha and the other two hands are in patāka and patāka inverted.

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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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