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Miśraka, aka: Mishraka; 1 Definition(s)


Miśraka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Miśraka can be transliterated into English as Mishraka or Misraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Miśraka (मिश्रक):—The Sanskrit name for a group of temples (prāsāda) containing 9 unique varieties. It is described in the 11th-century Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra (chapter 56) by Bhojadeva.

The Miśraka group contains the following twenty-five temple classifications:

  1. Subhadra,
  2. Yokiṭa,
  3. Sarvatobhadra,
  4. Siṃhakesarī,
  5. Citrakūṭa,
  6. Dharādhara,
  7. Tilaka,
  8. Svatilaka,
  9. Sarvāṅgasundara.

These are the names of 9 out of a total of 64 temple types mentioned in same chapter.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

about this context:

Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

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