Svarna-Bhairava, Svarnabhairava: 1 definition



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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Svarṇa Bhairava is the name of a deity depicted in the Aruṇācaleśvar or Arunachaleswara Temple in Thiruvannamalai (Tiruvaṇṇāmalai) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—Svarṇa Bhairava is found seated in sukhāsana posture with the left leg folded and the right leg hanging. He is found with four hands where the upper two hands are in kaṭaka-hasta. The upper right hand holds the ḍamaru with a sarpa (snake) on it and the upper left hand holds the mṛga (deer). The lower right hand is in kaṭaka-hasta holding the trident and the lower left hand is in patāka/Vismaya holding the kapala. Naṭarāja: The posture of Naṭarāja is described in detail later in the section on the Tillai Naṭarāja temple at Cidambaram.

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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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