Digbandha, Dish-bandha, Digbamdha: 6 definitions


Digbandha 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: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)

Digbandha (दिग्बन्ध) refers to one of the hundred types of Temples (in ancient Indian architecture), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—It is quite difficult to say about a definite number of varieties of Hindu temples but in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa hundred varieties of temples have been enumerated. For example, Digbandha. These temples are classified according to the particular shape, amount of storeys and other common elements, such as the number of pavilions, doors and roofs.

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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

[«previous next»] — Digbandha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Digbandha (दिग्बन्ध).—observation of the quarters of the compass; Bṛ. S.24.9. संपूज्य शारिकांदेवीं दिग्बन्धादिपुरःसरम् (saṃpūjya śārikāṃdevīṃ digbandhādipuraḥsaram) Kathāsaritsāgara 73.116.

Derivable forms: digbandhaḥ (दिग्बन्धः).

Digbandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms diś and bandha (बन्ध). See also (synonyms): diggrahaṇa.

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

Digbandha (दिग्बन्ध):—[=dig-bandha] [from dig > diś] m. = grahana, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxiii, 116.]

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Digbandha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Digbandha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Digbaṃdha (ದಿಗ್ಬಂಧ):—[noun] = ದಿಗ್ಬಂಧನ [digbamdhana].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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