Venkatacalapati, Venkata-acalapati, Venkaṭācalapati: 1 definition
Venkatacalapati 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Venkatachalapati.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
Venkaṭācalapati is the name of a deity depicted in the Subramanya Swamy Temple (or Subrahmaṇya Svāmi Temple) in Tiruchendur (or Tirucendur/Tirucentur), representing a sacred place for the worship of Murugan.—Viṣṇu is found in standing posture with four hands. The upper right hand holds cakra and the upper left hand holds saṅku in kartarīmukha-hasta. The lower right hand is in abhaya-hasta and the lower left hand is in urū-hasta/katyāvalambita-hasta. Garuḍ a, his vāhana, is found in front of this sannidhi.
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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