Udarabandha, Udara-bandha, Udarabamdha: 3 definitions

Introduction:

Udarabandha 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: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography

Udarabandha (उदरबन्ध).—At the junction of the thorax and the abdomen also is worn a broad belt of good workmanship; it is called udara-bandha.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaisnava Agamas And Visnu Images

Udarabandha (उदरबन्ध) refers to a type of “decorative band” (bandha), as defined in treatises such as the Pāñcarātra, Pādmasaṃhitā and Vaikhānasa-āgamas, extensively dealing with the technical features of temple art, iconography and architecture in Vaishnavism.—Udarabandha is a piece of cloth (bandha) or a band, either flat in surface or variously decorated, which is worn (as a belt) round the belly/ over the stomach area (udara). Rao defines it as follows: “At the junction of the thorax and the abdomen also is worn a broad belt of good workmanship; it is called udarabandha”.

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context information

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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Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Udarabandha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Udarabaṃdha (ಉದರಬಂಧ):—

1) [noun] a strip or band of leather or other material worn around the waist to hold clothing up; a belt.

2) [noun] an ornamental band, of gold or silver, worn around the waist, a girdle.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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