Kukshibandha, Kukṣibandha, Kukshi-bandha: 2 definitions

Introduction

Kukshibandha 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 Kukṣibandha can be transliterated into English as Kuksibandha or Kukshibandha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Kukṣibandha (कुक्षिबन्ध) refers to a variety of adhiṣṭhāna, which is a pedestal or base of a structure, and a very important component in the art of construction (śilpa). Kukṣibandha is mentioned in the Mānasāra (chapter 14) as having a furher four sub-varieties.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Kukṣibandha (कुक्षिबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Mānasāra (verses 14.153-162) mentions four types of adhiṣṭhāna of this class. The kumuda should be heavy and ponderous. ‘Kukṣi’ (Sanskrit), means belly and thus the literal meaning of kukṣibandha-adhiṣṭhāna is that it should possess a kumuda moulding projecting forward distinctly from other mouldings and resemble a huge belly.

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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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