Science: 2 definitions


Science means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Bharatiya vastu-sastra

Science (of Architecture).—In India we can not draw a line of demarcation between Science and Philosophy. The truth is, a science without a philosophy or religious background is not a complete science, according to Hindu view of life. It is in keeping with the fundamental background of the Indian science that even such a practical or matter of fact science as the science of architecture is, has such a lofty philosophical theory as ‘Vāstu-brahma-vāda’ or ‘Vāstu-puruṣa-vāda’ as its background. The growth and evolution of the temple, the chief feature of Indian architecture both in the ancient and medieval periods of Indian History, represents this ideal of the architectural science from the bottom to the top (vide Part V. the prāsāda-vāstu).

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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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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Science in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) science; ~[dam] a scientist..—science (साइंस) is alternatively transliterated as Sāiṃsa.

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