Bhutapada, Bhutapāda, Bhuta-pada: 1 definition



Bhutapada 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Bhutapāda (भुतपाद) refers to a type of pillar (stambha). It is a goblin-based pillar. It is also known by the name Bhutakānta. Its description is found in texts such as the Śilparatna (verses 21.62-63), Īśānaśivagurudevapaddati (verse 31.25) and Kāmikāgama (verse 53.44).

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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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