Sandhara, Sāndhāra: 1 definition

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Sāndhāra (मिश्रक):—The Sanskrit name for a group of temples (prāsāda) containing 25 unique varieties. It is described in the 11th-century Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra (chapter 56) by Bhojadeva.

The Sāndhāra group contains the following twenty-five temple classifications:

  1. Kesarī,
  2. Sarvatobhadra,
  3. Nandana,
  4. Nandiśalaka,
  5. Nandīśa,
  6. Mandira,
  7. Śrīvṛkṣa,
  8. Amṛtodbhava,
  9. Himavān,
  10. Hemakūṭa,
  11. Kailāśa,
  12. Pṛthivījaya,
  13. Indranīla,
  14. Mahānīla,
  15. Bhūdhara,
  16. Ratnakūṭaka,
  17. Vaiḍūrya,
  18. Padmarāga,
  19. Vajraka,
  20. Mukuṭotkaṭa,
  21. Airāvata,
  22. Rājahaṃsa,
  23. Garuḍa,
  24. Vṛṣabha,
  25. Meru (Prāsādarāja)

These are the names of 9 out of a total of 64 temple types mentioned in same chapter.

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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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