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Umāsahitamūrti, aka: Umasahita-murti; 3 Definition(s)


Umāsahitamūrti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Umāsahitamūrti can be transliterated into English as Umasahitamurti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Umāsahitamūrti (उमासहितमूर्ति) carved attached to the shaft of a bhadraka pillar, is a life size sculpture of Śiva and Pārvatī standing side by side and gently embracing each other by their left and right hands respectively. This form of Śiva is also called by the name Āliṅganacandraśekharamūrti. Śiva holds in his right hands the paraśu and mṛga. His left hands are holding Umā. Lower left hand is embracing Umā’s waist, while his upper left hand is placed on her left shoulder. Umā is two handed and holds a lotus in her left hand and her right hand is placed embracing Śiva’s waist.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

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Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Umāsahitamūrti (उमासहितमूर्ति) is a Sanskrit technical term referring to a class of candraśekharamūti, which is an image (mūrti) which has candra (moon) as its head-ornament. These type of mūrtis are usually found in most important Śiva temples throughout South-India.The term is used throughout Śilpaśāstra literature.

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Umāsahitamūrti (उमासहितमूर्ति).—The second variety of Candraśekharamūrti;—If the image of Candraśekhara has that of the Devī by his side, either on the same pedestal (pīṭha) or a different one, it is said to be Umāsahita-mūrti, or Candraśekhara with Umā.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography

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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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