Pratibhadra, Prati-bhadra: 2 definitions



Pratibhadra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Pratibhadra (प्रतिभद्र) refers to a type of upapīṭha (sub-structure, beneath the adhiṣṭhāna), according to both the Mayamata 13.5 and the Mānasāra 13.24, though not exactly identical.

Pratibhadra is constructed with the following major mouldings (aṃśa):

  1. upāna,
  2. gala,
  3. kapota with nāsis.

Pratibhadra has two varieties according to the Mayamata, and four varieties according to the Mānasāra.

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context information

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)

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

Pratibhadra (प्रतिभद्र).—A type of aṅgavibhakti (‘indendations’ in a wall line);—Pratibhadra is again a rectangular offset projection, smaller in size than the bhadra. Pratibhadras are provided on the either sides of the bhadra.

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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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