Sundaraja, Sundarāja, Sunda-raja: 1 definition



Sundaraja 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.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Sundarāja (सुन्दराज) is the name of a deity that is found depicted at the  Kallazhagar Temple in  Madurai, which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—Sundarāja Perumāl is found in samapāda sthānaka with four pair of hands. The upper hands hold śaṅkh (conch) and sudarśana (discus) in kartarīmukha-hasta, the next pair of hands hold saraṅga (bow) and the arrow in kaṭaka-hasta, the next pair of hands hold khaḍga (sword) and gaḍa (club) in kaṭaka-hasta and the last pair of hands hold abhaya and urū-hasta. Śrīdevī and Bhūdevī are found on either side of the god.

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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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