Stupi, aka: Stūpī; 3 Definition(s)
Stupi 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.
Stūpi (स्तूपि) refers to the “pinnacle” of a temple (prāsāda or vimāna). It is considered the fifth part in the ṣaḍvarga structure.(Source): Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
Stūpī (स्तूपी).—A type of moulding;—The stūpī (finial) is an essential part of a vimāna, indeed a separate element from the roof on which it stands. Whereas kūṭa domes have a single finial, śālā roofs often have several along the ridge. Symbolising the primal waters, the stūpī is shaped like a bulbous pot.(Source): Google Books: Indian Temple Architecture: Form and Transformation
Stūpi (स्तूपि).—Above the śikhara a globular stūpi is placed. This stūpi is firmly placed at the top of the śikara with the help of a stone or metal dowel or tenon.(Source): Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
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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Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
The Central Shrine < [Tanjavur/Thanjavur (Rajarajesvaram temple)]
Introduction < [Tanjavur/Thanjavur (Rajarajesvaram temple)]
Temples in Madagadipattu < [Chapter II - Temples of Rajaraja I’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruvaduturai (Tiruvavaduturai) < [Chapter II - Temples of Parantaka I’s Time]
Introduction < [Chapter XIII - Prasada: Component Parts]
Temples in Nangavaram (about the 10th year) < [Chapter X - Historical Survey]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)