Hastiprishtha, aka: Hasti-prishtha, Hastipṛṣṭha; 1 Definition(s)


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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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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: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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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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