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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

The Storey of the Temple (in ancient Indian architecture) is denoted by Sanskrit term Bhumikā, 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.—Bhumikā means the storey of a temple. In the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa it is stated that the storey of a temple should be constructed in the shape of bhadrapīṭha i.e., the storeys should be built one on top of the other. It is also mentioned that the length of the storey should be half of its height. [...] The Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa also talks about temples up to twelve storeys. This signifies that this book refers to even high rise temples. [...] According to Mayamata, the height of a storey should be one hundred cubits and eight digits and according to Bṛhatsaṃhitā it should be three and a half cubits.

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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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