Kapotabandha, Kapota-bandha: 1 definition


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Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Kapotabandha (कपोतबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Kapotabandha-adhiṣṭhāna is mentioned in Mayamata (verse 14.36). According to Mayamata, kapotabandha-adhiṣṭhāna should possess a well-rounded kumuda and above that, a kapota. The major mouldings of this type of adhiṣṭhāna therefore are, upāna, jagati, kumuda, kaṇṭha, kapota and prati. The kumuda can be a tripaṭṭakumuda or a vṛttakumuda.

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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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