Marjarapurisha, Mārjārapurīṣa, Marjara-purisha: 1 definition


Marjarapurisha 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 Mārjārapurīṣa can be transliterated into English as Marjarapurisa or Marjarapurisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (architecture)

Mārjārapurīṣa (मार्जारपुरीष) refers to the “dung of a cat”, according to the Devyāmata (in the section śalyoddhāra-paṭala or “excavation of extraneous substances”).—Accordingly, “[...] If a cow [which has entered the site] urinates or drops dung, there are pieces of silver or gold [beneath the site, respectively]. If a cat urinates or drops dung (mārjārapurīṣamārjāramūtreṇa purīṣenāśam) , [the officiant] should prognosticate a piece of iron or an inauspicious thing (? aśam) [beneath the site,] respectively”.

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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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