Vamshalatana, aka: Vaṃśalatāna, Vamshala-tana; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Vaṃśalatāna can be transliterated into English as Vamsalatana or Vamshalatana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Vaṃśalatāna (वंशलतान) is another name for vaṃśala: one of the forty-seven tānas (tone) used in Indian music.—The illustration of Vaṃśala (as a deity) according to 15th-century Indian art is as follows.—The colour of his body is yellow. His face is similar to the face of an elephant. His right hand is in Pravacana-Mudrā and a viṇā in his left hand.

The illustrations (of, for example Vaṃśalatāna) are found scattered throughout ancient Jain manuscripts from Gujarat. The descriptions of these illustrations of this citrāvalī are based on the ślokas of Vācanācārya Gaṇi Sudhākalaśa’s Saṅgītopaniṣatsāroddhāra (14th century) and Śārṅgadeva’s Saṅgītaratnākara (13th century).

Source: Illustrations of Indian Music and Dance in Western Indian Style
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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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