Agnikshetra, aka: Agni-kshetra, Agnikṣetra; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Agnikshetra 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 Agnikṣetra can be transliterated into English as Agniksetra or Agnikshetra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

[Agnikshetra in Vastushastra glossaries]

Agnikṣetra (अग्निक्षेत्र) refers to the “sacrificial site”. It is used throughout Vāstuśāstra (Hindu science of architecture) literature such as the Bṛhatsaṃhitā or the Viṣṇudharmottara.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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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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Purana

[Agnikshetra in Purana glossaries]

Agnikṣetra (अग्निक्षेत्र).—From which Sītā came.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 89. 17.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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