Vishnvanugrahamurti, Viṣṇvanugrahamūrti, Vishnvanugraha-murti: 1 definition


Vishnvanugrahamurti 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.

The Sanskrit term Viṣṇvanugrahamūrti can be transliterated into English as Visnvanugrahamurti or Vishnvanugrahamurti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Viṣṇvanugrahamūrti (विष्ण्वनुग्रहमूर्ति) refers to an image (mūrti) of Śiva. It is a type of anugrahamūrti (‘boon-bestowing mūrti’). He is know by this particular mūrti because he restored an eye to Viṣṇu, who had plucked the same for offering it to Śiva, and for which act Śiva also presented Viṣṇu with the cakra or the discus.

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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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