Mahanasi, aka: Mahānāsi, Maha-nasi; 1 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Mahānāsi (महानासि) is the huge nāsi that is found on the sides of the vaulted canopy of the gopura. To this class are added the bigger nāsis found on the different faces of the śikhara of the prāsāda above the garbhagṛha and on the façade of the śukanāsa.

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