Amurta, aka: Amūrta; 2 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

[Amurta in Vastushastra glossaries]

Amūrta (अमूर्त, “formless”).—Bruno Dagens classifies the units in the above system (Mānasāra II, 40-53) as amūrta, formless, units and “linear units of common use”. The units upto yava belong ta the former class and the rest to the latter. About the amūrta c1ass of units, he comments thus: “As for the amūrta class, the barley grain is the only unit of common practical use and may have been the originallower natural standard. The other ones (louse, nit, tip of a hair, speck of dust) are no more than the necessary steps to allow regression down ta the infinitesimal which may be seen orny by the best of the yogins; the epithet amūrta applied to such units by the classical astronomical text Sūrya Siddhānta shows well their purely theoretical or, better, intellectual character”

(Source): McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Amurta in Sanskrit glossaries]

Amūrta (अमूर्त).—a. Formless, shapeless, incorporeal, unembodied (opp. mūrta where Muktā. says mūrtatvam = avacchinnaparimāṇa- vattvam) द्वै वाव ब्रह्मणो रूपे मूर्त चामूर्त च (dvai vāva brahmaṇo rūpe mūrta cāmūrta ca) Bṛ. Up.2.3.1.

-rtaḥ Name of Śiva.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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