Gandharvaka, Gamdharvaka, Gāndharvaka: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Gandharvaka (गन्धर्वक) (or Gandharva) refers to one of the deities to be installed in the ground plan for the construction of houses, according to the Bṛhatkālottara, chapter 112 (the vāstuyāga-paṭala).—The plan for the construction is always in the form of a square. That square is divided into a grid of cells (padas). [...] Once these padas have been laid out, deities [e.g., Gandharvaka] are installed in them. In the most common pattern 45 deities are installed.

Gandharvaka as a doorway deity is associated with the Nakṣatra called Pūrvāṣāḍhā and the consequence is suśīlatā. [...] The Mayasaṃgraha (verse 5.156-187) describes a design for a 9-by-9-part pura, a residential complex for a community and its lead figure. [...] This record lists a place for singers at Gandharva.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandharvaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gāndharvaka (गान्धर्वक).—A singer; Kathāsaritsāgara 63.

Derivable forms: gāndharvakaḥ (गान्धर्वकः).

See also (synonyms): gāndharvika.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gāndharvaka (गान्धर्वक):—[from gāndharva] = vika, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā vc [Scholiast or Commentator]] ([varia lectio])

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Gandharvaka in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandharvaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdharvaka (ಗಂಧರ್ವಕ):—[noun] = ಗಂಧರ್ವ - [gamdharva -] 2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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