Vaprabandha, Vapra-bandha: 2 definitions



Vaprabandha 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

Vaprabandha (वप्रबन्ध) 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). Vaprabandha is mentioned in the Mānasāra (chapter 14) and Śilparatna as having a further two sub-varieties. It is also mentioned in the Kāśyapaśilpa, where it is classified under its parent group named pādabandha.

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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

Vaprabandha (वप्रबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Mayamata (verse 14.35), Mānasāra (verses 14.120-124) and Kāśyapaśilpa (verses 6.69-72) mention this type of adhiṣṭhāna. From the description in the Mayamata, it becomes clear that in this plinth the jagati and the kumuda mouldings are to be big in their size and they should dominate the elevation of the plinth, ‘vapra’ literally means a rampart or a buttress which is heavy, strong and high.

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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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