Utsavabera, aka: Utsava-bera; 1 Definition(s)

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Utsavabera 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)

Utsavabera (उत्सवबेर, “festival image”).—The icon which is taken out in procession on festivals. The compound Utsavabera is composed of the Sanskrit words Utsava (‘ceremony’ or ‘festival’) and Bera (‘image’ or ‘icon’).

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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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