Rudracchanda, Rudra-chanda: 1 definition



Rudracchanda 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Rudrachchhanda.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

1) Rudracchanda (रुद्रच्छन्द):—The Sanskrit name for a classification of a ‘temple’, according to the Īśānaśivagurudevapaddhati which features a list of 52 temple types. This list represents the classification of temples in South-India.

2) Rudracchanda (रुद्रच्छन्द) refers to a type of pillar (stambha). It is a shaft of 4,8 and cylindrical in form. Its description is found in texts such as the Mayamata (verse 15.17).

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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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