Mulasthana, Mūlasthāna, Mula-sthana: 5 definitions

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Mulasthana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (vastu)

Mūlasthāna (मूलस्थान) or Garbhagṛha sanctum-sanctorum of the Hindu Temple.—Each temple has a garbhagṛha or mūlasthāna (sanctum-sanctorum) and many subsidiary sanctums. The temples here selected for the study of the mūla beras are temples specially dedicated to Śiva, Viṣṇu, Subrahmaṇya, and Pārvatī. In these garbhagṛhas, there are icons of gods and goddesses, namely, Śiva and His manifestations like Naṭarāja; Pārvatī and the Śakti avatāras; Viṣṇu and His other forms and incarnations; Brahmā, Lakṣmī, Sarasvatī, Subrahmaṇya, Valli, Deivāṇai (also known as Deviyāni or Devasena), and Gaṇapati.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Mūla-sthāna.—cf. Tamil mūla-ttānam (SII 3; SITI; CITD), a place; the origin, base or foundation; the supreme spirit; the central shrine in a temple (SII 13); the place where the main image stands. (EI 18), an important seat of monks. Note: mūla-sthāna is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mūlasthāna (मूलस्थान).—

1) base, foundation.

2) the Supreme Spirit.

3) wind, air.

4) Mooltan.

- Name of Gaurī.

Derivable forms: mūlasthānam (मूलस्थानम्).

Mūlasthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mūla and sthāna (स्थान).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mūlasthāna (मूलस्थान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Ether, heaven, space or atmosphere. 2. God. 3. Base, foundation. f. (-nī) Gauri. E. mūla primary origin, &c., and sthāna place, abode.

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

1) Mūlasthāna (मूलस्थान):—[=mūla-sthāna] [from mūla > mūl] n. foundation, base, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] principal place, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) [v.s. ...] the air, atmosphere, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a god, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Mooltan, [Catalogue(s)] etc.

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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. 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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