Umasahita, aka: Umāsahita, Uma-sahita; 1 Definition(s)

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

[Umasahita in Shilpashastra glossaries]

Umāsahita (उमासहित) or Umāsahitamūrti refers to one of the twenty-three forms (mūrti) of Śiva mentioned in the Pūrvakāmikāgama (pratimālakṣaṇavidhi-paṭala): first and foremost among the Mūlāgama. The forms of Śiva (eg., Umā-sahita) are established through a process known as Sādākhya, described as a five-fold process of creation.

(Source): Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shilpa)
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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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