Valli-kalyana-sundara, Valli-kalyāṇa-sundara: 1 definition


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Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Elements of Hindu Iconograpy

Vallikalyāṇasundara (one of the aspects of Subrahmaṇya, according to the Kumāra-tantra): In this aspect Subrahmaṇya is sculptured as being married to Valli (Vaḷḷi). He should be represented in this case as carrying in the back right hand the akṣamālā and the front hand should be held in the abhaya pose; the front left hand should rest upon the hip and the back hand should carry a kamaṇḍalu. Brahmā with a sruva in his hand should be shown as officiating in the ceremonies in front of the fire that should be sculptured as burning in a kuṇḍa. Viṣṇu should keep in his hands a water-vessel ready to pour water in the act of giving the girl in marriage to the bridegroom. A host of gods and goddesses should be shown as offering praises to the married couple. Both the bride and the groom should be adorned with all ornaments appropriate to the occasion. The colour of Subrahmaṇya in this aspect also is red.

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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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