Caturashri, Caturaśri: 5 definitions


Caturashri 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 term Caturaśri can be transliterated into English as Caturasri or Caturashri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaturashri.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Caturasri (चतुरस्रि) [=Caturasrī / Caturaśri?] refers to “square”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “Next, I shall, as told before, teach the characteristics of extraneous substances, which exist beneath the site and cause calamities to people. When the site, which has been made square (caturasricaturasrīkṛte), is being divided with cords, [the officiant] who has knowledge of divisions of the site should investigate extraneous substances by omens, etc. [...]”.

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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

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

Caturaśri (चतुरश्रि).—[adjective] four-cornered, quadrangular.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Caturaśri (चतुरश्रि):—[=catur-aśri] [from catur > catasṛ] (cat) mfn. quadrangular, [Ṛg-veda i, 152, 2; iv, 22, 2.]

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Caturashri in German

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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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