Snapanamandapa, Snapanamaṇḍapa, Snapana-mandapa: 1 definition


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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Snapanamaṇḍapa (स्नपनमण्डप).—A pavilion constructed for conducting the bathing ceremony of the processional idols is called by the name snapanamaṇḍapa. Therefore it is built by the side of a water source, which may be a tank, river or such other place. Sometimes this snapanamaṇḍapa is also built in the middle of the tank. Snapanamaṇḍapa is also a pavilion with a single bay raised on a plinth. Few of the snapanamaṇḍapa built in the middle of a tank have all the ṣaḍvargas of a temple. Besides the lower three vargas, the grīva, śikhara and stūpi are also added to the canopy.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Snapanamaṇḍapa (स्नपनमण्डप) refers to “pavilion for the rite of snapana §§ 3.27; 4.15, 16, 19, 20, 23.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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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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