Brahmasthana, aka: Brahma-sthana, Brahman-sthana, Brahmasthāna; 7 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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The Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान) is the place of God, Brahmā, the deific name and form of the Brahman, the Supreme Principle. This place of Brahman, in the heart of man, has its analogy in the Brahmasthāna, in the centre of the temple maṇḍala (or plan), where also lies the heart of the Vāstupuruṣa. This centre of the temple plan, has its equivalent in the Garbhagṛha where it does not coincide with it.

Source: Google Books: The Hindu Temple, Volume 1

Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान, “nuclear energy field”):—A square building with a grid of 3x3=9 squares. It should be kept unbuilt and open to the sky so as to have contact with the outer space (akasha). This central courtyard is likened to the lungs of the human body. It is not for living purposes. Religious and cultural events can be held here—such as yajna (fire rituals), music and dance performances and marriage.

The row of squares surrounding the Brahma-sthana is the walkway. The corner spaces, occupying 2x2=4 squares, are rooms with specific purposes. The northeast quarter is called Isanya, the southeast Agni, the southwest Niruthi and northwest Vayu. These are said to possess the qualities of four respective devatas or gods—Isa, Agni, Niruthi and Vayu.

Source: The India Center: Architecture (Vastu Shastra)
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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

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Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान).—A holy place. It is mentioned in Mahābhārata, Vana Parva, Chapter 84, Stanza 103, that a person who visits this holy place will get the fruits of performing Aśvamedha yāga. (Horse sacrifice).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान).—A place in the Vedi where brahmajyoti agni is located;1 here is viśvavyaca agni.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 29. 21.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 12. 24.
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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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Brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.83.32). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Brahma-sthāna) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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brahmasthāna (ब्रह्मस्थान).—n S (Place of the production of brahma- dēva) A term for the navel.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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