Dvikhanda, Dvikhaṇḍa, Dvi-khanda: 3 definitions



Dvikhanda 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: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

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: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

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.

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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)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

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.

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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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