Adhishthanasutra, Adhiṣṭhānasūtra, Adhishthana-sutra: 1 definition
Adhishthanasutra 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 Adhiṣṭhānasūtra can be transliterated into English as Adhisthanasutra or Adhishthanasutra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Adhiṣṭhānasūtra (अधिष्ठानसूत्र) refers to one of the six contour lines, to be marked on the prepared ground before the construction of a building. These lines are collectively known as sūtraṣaṭka. The adhiṣṭhānasūtra is the line that corresponds to the projection of the lowest moulding of the plinth (adhiṣṭhāna).
Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.
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