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Saṅkīrṇa, aka: Sankirna; 2 Definition(s)


Saṅkīrṇa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

The Sanskrit term Saṅkīrṇa can be transliterated into English as Sankirna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


Saṅkīrṇa (सङ्कीर्ण).—A son of Abhramu elephant, the vehicle of Yama; (also Añjana) a Diggaja;1 a nāga with the sun in the spring.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 330: Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 215.
  • 2) Ib. 52. 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

Vāstuśāstra (architecture)

Saṅkīrṇa (सङ्कीर्ण) refers to classification of a temple/buidling (prāsāda), according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 60. The temple is mentioned in a list of thirty-six Prāsādas having activities of the townsmen entailing Sādhārās. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

about this context:

Vāstuśāstra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vastu-shastra) refers to the knowledge of architecture. It is a branch of ancient Indian science dealing with topics such architecture, construction, sculpture and their relation with the cosmic universe.

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