Kutatorana, Kūṭatoraṇa, Kuta-torana: 1 definition

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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Kūṭatoraṇa (कूटतोरण).—A type of toraṇa, or “ornamental canopy”;—Kūṭatoraṇa is an architectural design where the canopy above the toraṇa is designed in the shape of a miniature shrine with a kūṭa canopy. Above the ornate kapota, a deep gala having a wall surface is carved. Above the gala, a kūṭa having nāsis on all sides and a stūpi is carved.

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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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