Trishulahasta, Triśūlahasta, Trishula-hasta: 2 definitions
Trishulahasta 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.
The Sanskrit term Triśūlahasta can be transliterated into English as Trisulahasta or Trishulahasta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Triśūlahasta (त्रिशूलहस्त) or simply Triśūla refers to “triad” and represents one of the twenty-four gestures with a single hand, as defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—Accordingly, pratimā-lakṣaṇa (body postures of the icons) is comprised of hand gestures (hasta, mudrā or kai-amaiti), stances/poses (āsanas) and inflexions of the body (bhaṅgas). There are thirty-two types of hands [viz., triśūlahasta] classified into two major groups known as tolirkai (functional and expressive gestures) and elirkai (graceful posture of the hand).
(Description of Triśūla-hasta): Triśūla-hasta is formed with the palm held vertically upward, the little finger, thumb touching each other, and bent towards the palm and the other three fingers extended upward, separate from each other. This stands for the three-pronged instrument known as the triśūla.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Triśūlahasta (त्रिशूलहस्त):—[=tri-śūla-hasta] [from tri-śūla > tri] mfn. bearing the trident in his hand (Śiva), [xii, xiv]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Trishula, Hasta.
Full-text: Trishula, Shanaishcara.
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Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
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