Trikhandakara, Trikhaṇḍakara, Tri-khandakara: 2 definitions

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Trikhandakara 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.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Trikhaṇḍakara (त्रिखण्डकर) refers to a category of sopāna, which refers to the “staircase” of a temple or any ancillary building connected with the temple.

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

Trikhaṇḍakara (त्रिखण्डकर).—A type of sopāna, or, ‘staircase’ of a temple.—Trikhaṇḍakara-sopāna is one where the flight of steps is arranged on the three sides (trikhaṇḍa), of a common landing. Here there will be no break in the construction of the steps. Each step is carved to continue uninterrupted on all the three sides. This type of a staircase is built wherever the structure is built on a lofty platform.

Trikhaṇḍakara-sopāna also is a staircase built separately on the three open sides of a mukhamaṇḍapa. In this case, all the three staircases should lead to a common platform and they are all separately built.

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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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