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Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
Ekāmranātha (एकाम्रनाथ).—Ekāmranātha is a Chola temple, which has retained its original form to a very great extent and not undergone any changes. There is no foundation inscription for this temple. This is a temple datable to 11th century A.D. on stylistic grounds. This temple is facing east. The original structure is of ekatala-vimāna class of Chola style with some additions made in later date by about 13th century.
In the elevation, the temple has adhiṣṭhāna, bhitti, prastara, grīva, śikhara and stūpi. The adhiṣṭhāna is of kapotabandha variety. The upana is merged in the ground. The jagati is partially exposed. The kumuda is tripaṭṭa-kumuda. The kapota has the decoration of nāsis and patra. A vyālamāla with the reliefs of bhūtas in the terminals is carved above the kapota. The bhitti has bhittipādas of the saumyakānta type. Devakoṣṭas are provided on the outer walls of the garbhagṛha and antharala. The devakoṣṭas house, as usual, the sculptures of Gaṇeśa, Dakṣiṇāmūrthi, Brahmā and Durga as per prescriptions.
An interesting feature to be noted in this temple is the enshrining of Umāsāntvanamūrti in the devakoṣṭa on the rear wall of the garbhagṛha. It is a very rare feature to find a sculpture of this kind in a devakoṣṭa.
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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Partial matches: Natha.
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