Rudrakanta, Rudra-kanta, Rudrakānta, Rudrakamta: 6 definitions
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1) Rudrakānta (रुद्रकान्त):—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) Rudrakānta (विष्णुकान्त) refers to a type of pillar (stambha). Its description is found in texts such as Mayamata (verse 15.15), Mānasāra (verse 15.10), Kāśyapaśilpa (verse 8.15), Śilparatna (verses 21.60-61), Īśānaśivagurudevapaddati (verse 31.23) and Kāmikāgama (verse 53.20-21).Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
Rūdrakānta (रूद्रकान्त).—A type of bhittipāda, or “pilaster”;—The rūdrakānta-bhittipāda contains a square base and a cylindrical shaft. Vase, kumbha and maṇḍi are also cylindrical in form. These bhittipādas are not in their full shape, but they contain all the important mouldings and decorations of a full fledged bhittipāda of the saumyakānta and viṣṇukānta types like a cubical base, a cylindrical shafl, vase, kumbha, maṇḍi and phalaka with appropriate decorative designs. But the entire shaft from the phalaka to the bottom is shown as though it is vertically spilt.Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama
Rudrakānta (रुद्रकान्त) refers to “n. of a type of pillar § 3.22.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Rudrakānta (रुद्रकान्त).—A lake in the Kuru country, established by Bhava.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 18. 72; Vāyu-purāṇa 47. 68-9.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Rudrakānta (रुद्रकान्त, “cylindrical”) refers to a classification of bhittipādas, which refers to the walls of a temple.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
1) [noun] (archit.) a sixteen sided pillar.
2) [noun] (archit.) a class of four-storeyed buidings.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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Vastu-shastra (3): House Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
Chapter 3 - Origin and Development of Human Houses
Chapter 8 - The Pillar and other Members
Vastu-shastra (1): Canons of Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
(vii.c) Śilparatna (Temple-architecture—Chapters 14-43) < [Chapter 5 - Study of Hindu Science of Architecture]
Manasara (English translation) (by Prasanna Kumar Acharya)
Chapter 22 - The four-storeyed buildings (catustala or caturbhūmi)
Part 6 - Relation with other works < [Preface]
Chapter 15 - The columns (stambha)
Vastu-shastra (5): Temple Architecture (by D. N. Shukla)
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 18 - Description of the Jambūdvīpa < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]