Shukhanasa, Śukhanāsa, Shukha-nasa: 1 definition



Shukhanasa 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 Śukhanāsa can be transliterated into English as Sukhanasa or Shukhanasa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Śukhanāsa (शुखनास).—An additional architectural member of the prāsāda of the dravidian vimāna is the śukhanāsa. Śukhanāsa means a “parrot’s beak”. It is compared with a parrot’s beak because against the sloping contour of the prāsāda the top portion of the śukhanāsa projects forward horizontally with sloping sides. The śukhanāsa will always have a gable end. The śukhanāsa is built above the roof slab that corresponds to the antarāla below. That is why antarāla is also called as śukhanāsi.

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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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