Dvikhanda, aka: Dvi-khanda, Dvikhaṇḍa; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Dvikhaṇḍa (द्विखण्ड) refers to a type of sopāna, which refers to the “staircase” of a temple or any ancillary building connected with the temple.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Dvikhaṇḍa (द्विखण्ड).—A type of sopāna, or, ‘staircase’ of a temple.—Dvikhaṇḍa-sopānas are generally provided for the mahāmaṇḍapas of the temples. They are provided on the two sides of the mahāmaṇḍapa. Two identical sopānas are built in opposite directions and they meet at the top at a common platform.

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Dvikhaṇḍa (द्विखण्ड).—A compound expression or word separated into two by avagraha in the Padapatha; the word is misstated as दुखण्ड (dukhaṇḍa) by some vedic reciters.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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