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Saṅkīrṇa, aka: Sankirna; 2 Definition(s)

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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.
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Saṅkīrṇa (सङ्कीर्ण) is a Sanskrit technical term referring 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 (branch of Hindu science dealing with architecture and construction).

Added: 01.Sep.2016 | Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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