Vastubali, aka: Vāstubali, Vastu-bali; 4 Definition(s)
Vastubali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vāstubali (वास्तुबलि).—The worship of Vāstu before building anything: measurements of garbha, walls, doorways detailed.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa ch 268 (whole) and 269. 1.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Vāstubali (वास्तुबलि).—While conducting the ritual of vāstubali, sacrificial offerings to the deities of the vāstumaṇḍala, the sthapati meditates upon himself as Śiva.Source: McGill: The architectural theory of the Mānasāra
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.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)
Vāstubali (वास्तुबलि) refers to the worshipping of 53 gods according to their compartment in a constructed Balimaṇḍapa.—To the 53 gods, mentioned above, ball offerings of pāyasa (rice boiled in milk) are given. Vāstu is the name of a prodigious demon, who was killed by 53 gods.Source: JSTOR: Tāntric Dīkṣā by Surya Kanta
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
General definition (in Jainism)
Vāstubali (वास्तुबलि) refers to one of the temple rituals according to the Pratishta-tilaka .—On the third day after the Ankurarpana, the vedis, the raised pedestal should be got ready, five kumbhas (water-vessels) should be installed and Vastu bali should be performed.Source: Tamil Arts Academy: Jain temple rituals
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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