Tamotaran, Tāmōtaraṉ: 1 definition


Tamotaran means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Tamil. 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: academia.edu: Dvādaśa-mūrti in Tamil Tradition (iconography)

Tāmōtaraṉ (தாமோதரன்) (Tamil) (in Sanskrit: Dāmodhara) refers to one of the Twelve Sacred Names of Viṣṇu (Dvādaśamūrti), according to the chapter 2.7 of the Tiruvāymoḻi.—Tāmōtaraṉ is the exclusive Lord, taṉi mutalvaṉ. Dāmodhara is “my God”; ‘Āmōtaram’ like Jehovah or Yahweh in Jewish tradition. He is Lord of Śiva, Brahmā and all other little gods of other religions. Other epithets that come under Caturviṃśati are notified in the ‘Nālāyiram’ sporadically.

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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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