Ratnabandha, Ratna-bandha: 2 definitions

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Ratnabandha 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

Ratnabandha (रत्नबन्ध) 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). Ratnabandha is mentioned in the Mānasāra (chapter 14).

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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)

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

Ratnabandha (रत्नबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Ratnabandha-adhiṣṭhāna is also mentioned only in Mānasāra (verses 14.141-148). The ornamentation of bands and fillets with medallions, diadems, diapers, and other decorative motifs probably gives this plinth the name ratnabandha. The Text prescribes that the ratnabandha-adhiṣṭhāna is suitable for the temples of Śiva and Viṣṇu.

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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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