Varasiddhi, Vārasiddhi, Vāra-siddhi, Vara-siddhi: 2 definitions



Varasiddhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Varasiddhi Vināyaka is the name of a deity depicted at the Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram, one of the most sacred places for the worship of the Goddess (Devī).—Varasiddhi Vin āyaka is represented as seated with the left leg folded which can be represented as pārśvasūcī in dance. There is a pleasant smile on his face. He is represented with four hands. The upper right and left hands are in kapittha-hasta (one hand holding the mango and the other hand holding flowers). The lower right hand is in kapittha holding the sugarcane and the lower left is in alapadma holding an ellurunṭai. In iconographic terminology, he is represented as seated in lalitāsana with the upper two hands in kataka-hasta. The lower right hand is in kaṭaka hasta holding a sugarcane and the lower left hand is in vismaya-hasta holding an ellurunṭai.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vāra-siddhi.—cf. a-vāra-siddhika (EI 8-5); probably refers to the supply of unpaid labour by the villagers in turn. Note: vāra-siddhi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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