Shadangavimana, aka: Ṣaḍāṅgavimāna, Shadanga-vimana; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Ṣaḍāṅgavimāna can be transliterated into English as Sadangavimana or Shadangavimana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Ṣaḍāṅgavimāna (षडाङ्गविमान).—According to Kāmikāgama an ēka-bhūmi Drāviḍa vimāna has six component parts (aṅga) on its elevation. It is called ṣaḍāṅgavimāna. The six aṅgas from the bottom are

  1. Adhiṣṭhāna (styolobate/ plinth),
  2. Pāda (pilastered wall),
  3. Prastara (entablature),
  4. Grīva (neck),
  5. Śikhara (Cupola)
  6. and the Stūpi (pinnacle).

The top three components constitute superstructure of the vimāna.

Source: Pragmata: Journal of Human Sciences: Architecture of Kēraḷa Temples

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