Dvarasala, Dvāraśāla, Dvara-shala, Dvara-sala, Dvārasālā: 2 definitions

Introduction

Dvarasala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Dvāraśāla can be transliterated into English as Dvarasala or Dvarashala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Dvāraśāla (द्वारशाल) refers to a classification of gopura, which refers to the “tower” built above the main entrance (mahādvāra) of the prākāras (‘enclosures’) of the temple complex.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dvārasālā : (f.) a hall near the gate.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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