Bhadrakastambha, Bhadraka-stambha: 1 definition



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Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Bhadrakastambha (भद्रकस्तम्भ).—Bhadraka pillars (engaged columns) partly embedded in the wall are made to stand on the upper most slab of the plinth (adhiṣṭhāna). In case the plinth is also built out of bricks, the bhadraka pillars are also provided with nikhātastambhas. Bhadraka pillars invariably possess a monolithic shaft. But shaft of bhadraka pillar made of two pieces of stones placed one above the other is also noticed.

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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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