murti

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murti

(ˈmuːrtɪ)
n
(Hinduism) Hinduism an image of a deity, which itself is considered divine once consecrated
[from Sanskrit, literally: embodiment]
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Vigraha. The policy of hostility was recommended to be followed by the stronger state.
India has earlier handed over two offshore patrol vessels of the Indian Coast Guard - Varaha in April 2006 and Vigraha in August 2008.
India has earlier also handed over two OPVs of the Indian Coast Guard - Varaha in April 2006 and Vigraha in August 2008.
There is no shortage of such terms: murti, bimba, vigraha, akrti, and pratima are most prominent.
(22) Third, this central "root analysis" (mula vigraha) proposes its own metaphysics of the divine as "two-in-one": God and Goddess, Male and Female that underlie the cosmic processes of evolution and involution.
The first assumption concerning its P[a.bar]ninian derivation might be that it is a sasth[i.bar]tatpurusa compound equivalent to the corresponding phrase (vigraha v[a.bar]kya 'analytic phrase'), *kumbhasya k[a.bar]rah, as provided for by A.
33) Vasudeva-Krsna is the embodiment of Narayana, the deity of the Satvata scriptures (satvata sastra vigraha); and Sridhara interprets the Sanskrit phrase 'vigraha' (image) by indicating the fact that it is prescribed in the Satvata scriptures (satvat sastrokta) wherein emphasis has been laid on the spiritual essence of the images.
But, beyond this, Visnu is seen to have his own divine auspicious form (divya mangala vigraha).
266) clearly lays out steps of the derivation and explains why the compound is equivalent to the analytic phrase (vigraha vakya) kumbham karoti 'who makes pots, potter'.