a short research on hindu iconography opened a new ream of symbolic designs which could be adopted to my designs.
a cross belt form of ornament worn by deities known for their valor.
Jata is the the matted hair on sages. In order to free themselves for the frequent care for hair
they applied an milky exudation of certain tree which prevented dirt sticking to it and also can be conveniently
coiled upor rolled.
Makuta means the crown. Jata makuta is the crown like formation when the matted hair is ornamentally coiled or twisted.
This is more seen in varied forms in the sculptures of Lord Shiva.
This is a close fitting garment covering the upper body. Armour is also a form of Kanchuka.
Bangles worn on the hand is called Kankana. It is a sign of auspiciousness.
This is the waist band.This is a cloth or chain with jingling bells or just a plain thread.
This a armlet worn on the upper arm.
This is a monster with protruding eyes, fierce fangs and teeth. This seen on arches behind dieties and also on
on the waist band. The word means the face of glory. Originating from the matted hairs of Lord shiva this monster started devouring Rahu
an emmissary of Asura by name Jalandhara who fell in love with Parvati. Rahu was pardoned as he begged Lord Shiva and the monster could not satisfy its hunger.
on Shiva tellig it started devouring its own body till the head.
The ear ring is called the kundala.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
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