Stupi, aka: Stūpī; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

[Stupi in Vastushastra glossaries]

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
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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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