Ashtashra, Ashta-ashra, Aṣṭāśra, Ashtasra, Aṣṭāsra, Ashtan-asra: 5 definitions


Ashtashra 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 terms Aṣṭāśra and Aṣṭāsra can be transliterated into English as Astasra or Ashtashra or Ashtasra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Aṣṭāśra (अष्टाश्र):—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.

Aṣṭāśra 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).

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Aṣṭāśra (अष्टाश्र) refers to “see kairava aṣṭāśra.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ashtashra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṣṭāsra (अष्टास्र).—an octagon.

Derivable forms: aṣṭāsram (अष्टास्रम्).

Aṣṭāsra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and asra (अस्र).

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Aṣṭāsra (अष्टास्र).—A kind of single-storeyed building octangular in plan.

Derivable forms: aṣṭāsraḥ (अष्टास्रः).

Aṣṭāsra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and asra (अस्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṣṭāsra (अष्टास्र).—n.

(-sraṃ) An octagon. E. aṣṭa and asra angle.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Aṣṭāsra (अष्टास्र):—(sraṃ) 1. n. An octagon.

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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 (even English!). 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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