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Vandira 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Catalogue of Pancaratra Agama Texts (vastu)

Vandira (वन्दिर) refers to one of the fifty-two varieties of Temples (prāsāda), as discussed in chapter 8 (Kriyāpāda) of the Padmasaṃhitā: the most widely followed of Saṃhitā covering the entire range of concerns of Pāñcarātra doctrine and practice (i.e., the four-fold formulation of subject matter—jñāna, yoga, kriyā and caryā) consisting of roughly 9000 verses.—Description of the chapter [prāsāda-bheda]:—This is ostensibly a highly technical chapter on varieties of vimāna-types. There are 52 varieties of vimānas mentioned [e.g., Cakraka (or Vandira)] based on differences of tāla-measurements and adhiṣṭhāna-basements; but the treatment upon examination gives only the most superficial of distinctions between one type and another.

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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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