Cayalakshana, Cayalakṣaṇa, Caya-lakshana: 1 definition


Cayalakshana 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 Cayalakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Cayalaksana or Cayalakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chayalakshana.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Google Books: Consecration Rituals In South Asia

Cayalakṣaṇa (चयलक्षण) refers to one of the chapters of the Devyāmata: an Early Śaiva Pratiṣṭhātantra dating back to the 5th century CE dealing with topics related to temple construction, consecration rituals, and iconography.—The Devyāmata is written in the form of a dialogue between Śiva and the Goddess. It begins with the praśnapaṭala, ‘the chapter on questions’, in which Devī tells Śiva what topics she would like to learn about. The answers are provided in the following chapters [e.g., cayalakṣaṇa], of which each is dedicated to one specific subject.

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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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