Mukhamandapa, Mukhamaṇḍapa, Mukha-mandapa: 2 definitions
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Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
Mukhamaṇḍapa (मुखमण्डप) is a small pavilion or porch constructed in front of the doorway of the temple. As this forms the part of the façade of the temple, this pavilion is called by the name mukhamaṇḍapa (mukha- face + maṇḍapa- pavilion). Mukhamaṇḍapa is a regular feature of the Dravidian temple architecture.
Mukhamaṇḍapa is a small porch built on the same plinth (adhiṣṭhāna) on which the temple is built. It is supported by four pillars. Of these pillars, two are in the front and two are at the back. The pillars on the backside are placed adjacent to the wall of the temple.
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.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Mukha-maṇḍapa.—Tamil muga-maṇḍaka (SITI), the front hall in a temple; cf. mahāmaṇḍapa. Note: mukha-maṇḍapa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Sivapuram < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Temples in Brahmadesam (S.A.) < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Temples in Tiruppasur < [Chapter IV - Temples of Rajendra I’s Time]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Achyutamangalam < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in Sendamangalam < [Part II - Contributions of the Later Pallavas to the Chola-Pallava Phase]
Appendix 3: Kalattur < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Rajaraja II’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Erumbur (Urumur) < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
Table III. Inscriptions on pillars in the mandapa in front of the southern shrine < [Chapter XIII - Prasada: Component Parts]
Temples In Punjai < [Chapter X - Historical Survey]
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)