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Vāstu, aka: Vastu; 4 Definition(s)

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Vāstu (वास्तु) is another name (synonym) for Vāstūka, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Chenopodium album (lamb’s quarters). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 7.122-123), which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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Vāstu (वास्तु) is a Sanskrit technical term denoting a “residence” in general, according to the lists of synonyms given in the Mayamata XIX.10-12, which is a populair treatise on Vāstuśāstra, the Hindu science of architecture.

Added: 28.Aug.2016 | Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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The Sanskrit word Vastu means a dwelling or house. The Vastu, takes the meaning of “the site or foundation of a house, site, ground, building or dwelling-place, habitation, homestead, house”. The underlying root is Vas “to dwell, live, stay, abide”.

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The Plot or the subject-matter (vastu) of a Nāṭaka may be twofold:

  1. “The principal” (ādhikārika)
  2. and the “incidental” (prāsaṅgika)

The meaning of the principal Plot is obvious from its name, and an incidental Plot is that in which the characters acting in their own interest incidentally further the purpose of the Hero of the principal Plot.

Added: 18.Jul.2015 | archive.org: Natya Shastra
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