Dhvajastambha, Dhvaja-stambha: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Dhvajastambha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Dhvajastambha (ध्वजस्तम्भ) refers to the “flag post” erected in front of the mukhamaṇḍapa (‘front pavilion’) of a temple. The dhvajastambha is usually built within the temple walls (prākāra). They are seen to be made of wood and stone where the wooden variety is often finished with a metal covering (kavaca).

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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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India history and geogprahy

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dhvaja-stambha.—(CII 3, 4), a flag-staff. Note: dhvaja-stambha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhvajastambha (ध्वजस्तंभ).—m (S) A flagstaff.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dhvajastambha (ध्वजस्तंभ).—m A flagstaff.

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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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