Shribhoga, Śrībhoga, Shri-bhoga: 3 definitions

Introduction

Shribhoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Śrībhoga can be transliterated into English as Sribhoga or Shribhoga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Śrībhoga (श्रीभोग) refers to a variety of adhiṣṭhāna, which is a pedestal or base of a structure, and a very important component in the art of construction (śilpa). Śrībhoga is mentioned in the Mānasāra (chapter 14) as having a furher two sub-varieties.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Śrībhoga (श्रीभोग) refers to a variety of prāsāda (‘superstructure’, or, upper storey of any building), according to the Mayamata (5th-century guidebook on Dravidian architecture). It is part of the Ekatala (one-storey) group of prāsādas.

The Śrībhoga variety has the following specifications and decorative motif components:

Number of talas (levels): 1;
Shape of grīva (neck) and śikhara (head): Circular;
Number of kūṭas: 4;

The Śrībhoga is also a variation of the Tritala (three-storey) group:

Number of talas (levels): 3;
Shape of grīva (neck) and śikhara (head): Circular;
Number of śālas: 8;
Number of kūṭas: 8;
Number of pañjaras: 16;
Number of alpanāsis: As many as required;
Number of mahānāsis: 4;

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Śrībhoga (श्रीभोग).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Śrībhoga-adhiṣṭhāna is mentioned only in Mānasāra (verses 14.125.129). It also mentions two varieties of this adhiṣṭhāna of same height. The major mouldings of this plinth are upāna, jagati, kṣudrābja (small cyma), kumuda, kapota and prati. As the name indicates, this is a luxuriously carved adhiṣṭhāna.

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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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