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Caturaśra, aka: Catur-ashra; 3 Definition(s)

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Caturaśra (चतुरश्र, “square”).—One of three main types of playhouses;—The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra, the ancient Indian science of performing arts, e.g. drama, dance, music.

Added: 16.Jan.2017 | Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Caturaśra (चतुरश्र):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the 2nd century Matsyapurāṇa and the Viśvakarmaprakāśa, both featuring a list of 20 temple types. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India. The Vāstuśāstras (composed of vāstu, ‘building’ and śāstra, ‘instruction’) represent a Hindu branch of science dealing with architecture and construction.

Caturaśra is found in another list in the Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra, chapter 63, where it is listed in the group named Nāgara, containing 20 different prāsādas (temples/buildings).

Added: 30.Aug.2016 | Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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One of the saṃyutta-hastāni (Twenty-six combined Hands).—Caturaśra (square): Kaṭaka-mukha hands are held before the chest. Patron deity Varāhi. Usage: churning, Jakkiṇī-naṭana, holding, milking, covering with cloths, wearing pearls, dragging ropes, tying the girdle, tying the bodice, holding flowers, etc., plying the fly-whisk.

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