Nirmalyatirtha, Nirmālyatīrtha, Nirmalya-tirtha: 1 definition



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Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

The Nirmālyatīrtha (निर्माल्यतीर्थ) i.e. the water used for bathing the god should not be again mixed with the pure water, which is believed to be in the western direction. Therefore two directions were avoided for the placing of the praṇālas in the temples.

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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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