Uragabandha, Uraga-bandha: 3 definitions



Uragabandha 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Uragabandha in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Uragabandha (उरगबन्ध).—See nāgapāśa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 20. 4.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Uragabandha (उरगबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Mayamata (verses 13.21-22) mentions one type of uragabandha-adhiṣṭhāna, while Mānasāra (verses 14.23-24) mentions four types of four different heights. Uragabandha-adhiṣṭhāna, according to Mayamata, should possess two main string courses resembling a serpent’s mouth and a torus moulding. It also says that it is suitable for palaces of gods, brahmins and kings. Mānasāra states that this type of base is shaped like the face of a snake and fumished with two pratis at the top and the kumbha (pitcher torus) is circular.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uragabandha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uragabandha (उरगबन्ध).—A class of bases (of columns &c.) shaped like the face of a snake.

Derivable forms: uragabandhaḥ (उरगबन्धः).

Uragabandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms uraga and bandha (बन्ध).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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