Hastiprishtha, Hasti-prishtha, Hastipṛṣṭha: 1 definition


Hastiprishtha 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 Hastipṛṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Hastiprstha or Hastiprishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Hastipṛṣṭha (हस्तिपृष्ठ):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the Īśānaśivagurudevapaddhati which features a list of 52 temple types. It can possibly also be spelled as Hastipṛṣṭa. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Hastipṛṣṭha (हस्तिपृष्ठ) refers to “n. of a type of prāsāda (with apse) §§ 3.28, 32; 4.12; 5.13, 14.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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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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