Pratibandha, aka: Prati-bandha; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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Pratibandha (पादबन्ध) refers to a variety of adhiṣṭhāna, which is a pedestal or base of a structure, and a very important component in the art of construction (śilpa). Pratibandha is mentioned in the Kāśyapaśilpa as having a further 10 sub-varieties. It is also mentioned in the Pādmasaṃhita.

The following are the 10 sub-varieties of pratibandha according to the Kāśyapaśilpa:

  1. pratimukha,
  2. śrībandha,
  3. mañcabandha,
  4. abjabandha,
  5. śrīkānta,
  6. karīrabandha,
  7. kalaśabandha,
  8. śrīkara,
  9. śrīsaundarya,
  10. skandakānta.
Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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Pratibandha (प्रतिबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Mayamata (verse 14.36) and Kāśyapaśilpa (verses 6.30-32) mention pratibandha-adhiṣṭhāna. Mayamata states “when the prativājana takes four parts and prati takes three parts then the base is called pratibandha, all the other members being same as in the kapotabandha-adhiṣṭhāna. That means to say the prati moulding which used to be the thinnest moulding in all the plinths becomes prominent and thick in this plinth. Kāśyapaśilpa (verse 6.26) states that pratibandha should possess vṛttakumuda.

However, Īśānaśivagurudeva Paddati gives a different picture of the nature of pratibandha-adhiṣṭhāna. According to this, “the upper part of the prati should be broad (pratimukha). On this, makara, mṛga, vyāla and gaja should be carved”. No mention of kapota is seen in Īśānaśivagurudeva for the pratibandha-adhiṣṭhāna .

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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pratibandha (प्रतिबंध).—m (S) pop. pratibandī f An obstacle, obstruction, impediment. 2 The state of being stopped, hindered, detained, confined &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pratibandha (प्रतिबंध).—m pratibandī f An obstacle, impedi- ment. The state of being stopped, hindered.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pratibandha (प्रतिबन्ध).—

1) Binding or tying to.

2) Obstruction, impediment, obstacle; स तपःप्रतिबन्धमन्युना (sa tapaḥpratibandhamanyunā) R.8.8; Mv. 5.4; सिद्धीनामसाधनमनवतारणमप्रवेशनं वा प्रतिबन्धः (siddhīnāmasādhanamanavatāraṇamapraveśanaṃ vā pratibandhaḥ), also प्रतिबन्धः प्रयोगो (pratibandhaḥ prayogo) ...... कोशक्षयः (kośakṣayaḥ) Kau. A.2.7.26.

3) Opposition, resistance.

4) Investment, blockade, siege.

5) Connection.

6) Cessation.

7) Disappointment.

8) (Inphil.) Invariable and inseparable connection.

Derivable forms: pratibandhaḥ (प्रतिबन्धः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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