Gajoshta, aka: Gajoṣṭa; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Gajoshta 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.

The Sanskrit term Gajoṣṭa can be transliterated into English as Gajosta or Gajoshta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Gajoṣṭa (गजोष्ट) is another name for Gajavaktra, which refers to one of the four classes of praṇālas (“water-drains”) constructed into the sanctum for the purpose of draining oblation water and rainwater. It is a Sanskrit technical term used throughout Vāstuśāstra literature. The gajavaktra-praṇāla is connected with the Vaiśya caste.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Vastushastra book cover
context information

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.

Discover the meaning of gajoshta or gajosta in the context of Vastushastra from relevant books on Exotic India

Relevant definitions

Search found 2 related definition(s) that might help you understand this better. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:

Gajavaktra
Gajavaktra (गजवक्त्र).—epithets of Gaṇeśa; Bṛ. S.58.58; Ks.1.44. Derivable forms: gajavaktraḥ (...
Pranala
Praṇāla (प्रणाल).—mf. (-laḥ-lī) 1. An issue from a pond, drain, a watercourse. 2. An uninterrup...

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: