Vajrabandha, Vajra-bandha: 2 definitions



Vajrabandha 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Vajrabandha (वज्रबन्ध) refers to a variety of adhiṣṭhāna, which is a pedestal or base of a structure, and a very important component in the art of construction (śilpa). Vajrabandha is mentioned in the Mānasāra (chapter 14).

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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

Vajrabandha (वज्रबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Mānasāra makes a mention of the vajrabandha-adhiṣṭhāna (verses 14.125.130a). upāna, jagati, kumbha, vajrakumbha, dalapadmas, kapota, kaṇṭha and vajra-paṭṭa are the important mouldings of this plinth. This type of an adhiṣṭhāna basically is not dissimilar to the already described adhiṣṭhānas. The variation noticed in this plinth is the carving of kumbha, instead of kumuda, which is decorated with vajra fillets. The pattikd of this plinth is also decorated with vajrapaṭṭi.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Vajrabandha (वज्रबन्ध) refers to “n. a mortar §§ 2.16; 5.3.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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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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