Mancabandha, Mañcabandha, Manca-bandha: 2 definitions


Mancabandha 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Manchabandha.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Mañcabandha (मञ्चबन्ध) 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). Mañcabandha is mentioned in the Mānasāra (chapter 14), the Mayamata, the Kāśyapaśilpa and the Śilparatna. Mañcabandha is classified under its parent group named pratibandha, according to the Kāśyapaśilpa.

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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)

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

Mañcabandha (मञ्चबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Mañcabandha is a form of adhiṣṭhāna mentioned by Mānasāra (verses 14.55-61), Mayamata (verse 14.31) and Kāśyapaśilpa (verses 6.56-59). Mānasāra gives five varieties of mañcabandha-adhiṣṭhāna of equal height. The details of this plinth, given by these Texts, are almost the same. Mānasāra and Mayamata both state that this kind of plinth should be used for the palaces of Gods and Kings.

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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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