Urdhvatandava, Ūrdhvatāṇḍava, Urdhva-tandava: 1 definition
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Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Ūrdhvatāṇḍava (ऊर्ध्वताण्डव) is the name of a Mūrti depicted in the Thillai Nataraja Temple in Cidambaram (Chidambaram) which is one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—Śiva is found in the posture of the completion of ūrdhva-tāṇḍava. Śiva is found with his right leg lifted straight up with his right leg near his right ear. He is found with four arms. The upper right hand is around his right leg and the upper left hand is raised up. The lower right hand is in abhaya-hasta and the lower left hand is in varada-hasta.
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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Starts with: Urdhvatandavamurti.
Search found 4 books and stories containing Urdhvatandava, Ūrdhvatāṇḍava, Urdhva-tandava, Ūrdhva-tāṇḍava; (plurals include: Urdhvatandavas, Ūrdhvatāṇḍavas, tandavas, tāṇḍavas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.3 - (b) The seven Tandava Dances of Shiva < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.3 - (a) Nataraja (the dance of Shiva) < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 4.3 - (c) Sculptures of Shiva and Dance < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Muktesvaram < [Chapter XIV - Conclusion]
Bronze, group 2: Age of Aditya I (a.d. 871-907) < [Chapter XI - Sculpture]
Bronze, group 1: Late Pallava and Early Chola—Age of Vijayalaya (a.d. 785-871) < [Chapter XI - Sculpture]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruvalangadu < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Temples in Achyutamangalam < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in Chidambaram < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruchchengattangudi (Sri Uttarapatisvarar Temple) < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Gangaikondasolapuram (Gangaikondacholapuram) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]