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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (vastu)

Selection of the proper Site is necessary for any construction, according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy.—Selection of the site is the prime and first duty of the constructor or the proprietor to find out a perfect land which should possess the required qualities. According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, in the process of construction of the temple, the land should be perfect and auspicious. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, a strict guideline is seen for the selection of land for a temple. The examination of land is strongly recommended in the Mayamata also. According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, the land for temple should be accompanied with the sources of water and the temple should be made on the left side or in front of that reservoir of water. Islands are regarded as the best sites for temples by the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa as they are surrounded by water.

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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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