Vardhaki, Vardhakī: 4 definitions

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Vardhaki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Vardhaki (वर्धकि):—One of the four types of Śilpin (“the architectural student”), according to the Śilparatna, which was written by Śrī Kumāra. The Śilparatna is a classical Hindu literary work on arts and crafts (this tradition is also known as śilpa-śāstra). The Śilpin learns his profession first from his teacher (guru), but later from various specialists.

Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra

Vardhaki (वर्धकि).—The third member of the guild, vardhaki, knows the Veda, and being the “increaser”, knows to assess the assembly of the superstructure, measuredly cut the building blacks and assemble them. He is stated to be an expert in the work of citra, painting, as well. In addition to these, elsewhere in the text, he is mentioned as the sculptor (iconographer).

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Vardhaki.—(LL), a carpenter; cf. Śaila-vardhaki, a mason or sculptor. Note: vardhaki is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vardhaki (वर्धकि).—m. A carpenter; पुनरपि धृता कुन्दे किंवा न वर्धकिना दिवः (punarapi dhṛtā kunde kiṃvā na vardhakinā divaḥ) N.19.54; Rām.1.13,7;7.91.24; त्रिदशानां च वर्धकिः (tridaśānāṃ ca vardhakiḥ) (viśvakarmā) Mb.1.66.28; वर्धकिहस्तः (vardhakihastaḥ) a carpenter's measure of 42 inches.

Derivable forms: vardhakiḥ (वर्धकिः).

See also (synonyms): vardhakin.

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Vardhakī (वर्धकी).—A harlot, an adulterous woman; Bhāg.7; Gīrvāṇa.

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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. 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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