Vishvarupakrishna, Viśvarūpakṛṣṇa, Vishvarupa-krishna: 1 definition

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Vishvarupakrishna 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 Viśvarūpakṛṣṇa can be transliterated into English as Visvarupakrsna or Vishvarupakrishna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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

Viśvarūpa Kṛṣṇa is the name of a deity depicted at the  Kallazhagar Temple in  Madurai, which represents a sacred place for the worship of Viṣṇu.—Kṛṣṇa is found in svastika posture with four pairs of hands where the upper hands hold the conch and the discus in kartarīmukha-hasta. The next pair of hands holds the flute in siṃhakarṇa-hasta. The next pair of hands holds the mace and varada-hasta. The next pair of hands holds pāśa and aṅkuśa in kaṭaka-hasta. While representing in dance, Viśvarūpa Kṛṣṇa is represented with eight hands, where the upper hands hold kartarīmukha hasta, the next pair of hands are held in kapittha-hasta/mṛgaśīrṣa-hasta, the next pair of hands are in patāka and kuvi-patāka and the last pair of hands are in kapittha-hasta.

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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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