Manasutra, aka: Mānasūtra, Mana-sutra; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Mānasūtra (मानसूत्र) refers to one of the six contour lines, to be marked on the prepared ground before the construction of a building. These lines are collectively known as sūtraṣaṭka. The mānasūtra is the line that corresponds to the line of the wall above.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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manasutra (मनसुत्र).—& manasutrī Miswritten for maḷasūtra & maḷasūtrī.

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manasūtra (मनसूत्र).—n (The mind considered as a sūtra or piece of wiry mechanism.) The mind as willing and ruling the will.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Mānasūtra (मानसूत्र).—

1) a measuring-cord; Dk.2.2.

2) a chain (of gold &c.) worn round the body.

Derivable forms: mānasūtram (मानसूत्रम्).

Mānasūtra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms māna and sūtra (सूत्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mānasūtra (मानसूत्र).—n.

(-traṃ) 1. A chain of gold or silver, worn as an ornament round the loins. 2. A measuring-cord. E. māna pride and sūtra thread.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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