Mayamata: 5 definitions


Mayamata 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Mayamata (मयमत) is a Sanskrit work on vāstu-śāstra, believed to have been written in the 5th century and of South Indian origin. It contains various topics such as temple construction and the rituals associated with them. It is also known as Mayamatam (मयमतम्).

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture

Mayamata (मयमत) is the name of a Sanskrit word partly dealing with the “science of architecture” (vāstuvidyā).—The two principal south Indian texts, Mayamata (1000 CE) of Mayamuni and Mānasāra (1300 CE), share a common understanding of the architectural plan and design of the southern (Drāviḍa) vintage but while the former has a practical outlook, the latter develops the theory of the science.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Mayamata (मयमत) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—archit. L. 912. Oppert. 5191. 6113.

Mayamata has the following synonyms: Pratiṣṭhātantra.

2) Māyāmata (मायामत):—archit. Quoted by Rāmrāj.

3) Mayamata (मयमत):—archit. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 65.

4) Mayamata (मयमत):—in 5 adhyāyāḥ. Io. 2579. 2680 (adhy. 1. 2.).

Mayamata has the following synonyms: Śilpiśāstravidhāna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Mayamata (मयमत):—[=maya-mata] [from maya] n. Name of [work]

2) Māyāmata (मायामत):—[=māyā-mata] [from māyā > māya] m. or n. (?) Name of [work]

[Sanskrit to German]

Mayamata in German

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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 (even English!). 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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