Rangamandapa, Raṅgamaṇḍapa, Ranga-mandapa: 7 definitions



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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Raṅgamaṇḍapa (रङ्गमण्डप) is a pavilion, which contains a centre stage within. Marṇḍapa means a pavilion, raṅga means a stage and therefore a raṅgamaṇḍapa means a pavilion with a centre stage. Raṅgamaṇḍapa is a feature added to the temple during the Vijayanagara period due to the elaboration of the Hindu religious rites as a result of prominence given to the Bhakti cult.

During the pre-Vijayanagara times, particularly the Hoysala period, raṅgamaṇḍapas were a part or an extension of the navaraṅga of the temple. If the navaraṅga are closed on all the sides it becomes a gūḍhamaṇḍapa.

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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

Raṅga-maṇḍapa.—(SITI), inner hall of a temple; same as Tamil tiruv-araṅgu. (HA), same as sabhā-maṇḍapa; main hall in a shrine. (EI 9), hall in front of a shrine. Note: raṅga-maṇḍapa 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

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

raṅgamaṇḍapa (रंगमंडप).—m (S) An awning or a similar erection for sports and pastimes.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Raṅgamaṇḍapa (रङ्गमण्डप).—a theatre.

Derivable forms: raṅgamaṇḍapaḥ (रङ्गमण्डपः).

Raṅgamaṇḍapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms raṅga and maṇḍapa (मण्डप).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Raṅgamaṇḍapa (रङ्गमण्डप).—[substantive] play-house, theatre.

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

Raṅgamaṇḍapa (रङ्गमण्डप):—[=raṅga-maṇḍapa] [from raṅga > raj] m. n. a play-house, theatre, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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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 (even English!). 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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