Vastuprakarana, Vāstuprakaraṇa, Vastu-prakarana: 3 definitions


Vastuprakarana 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)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Vāstuprakaraṇa (वास्तुप्रकरण, “architectural matrix”):—Name of secondary conceptual instruments, used in the art of ancient Hindu architecture (vāstu-śāstra). It refers to the matrix of architectural and iconographic object-types, which is generated by taxonomy. This term is commonly used in literature such as the Mānasāra.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vastuprakarana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Vāstuprakaraṇa (वास्तुप्रकरण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—jy. Bp. 273.

2) Vāstuprakaraṇa (वास्तुप्रकरण):—proper seasons and constellations for the building of house. Fl. 141 (imperfect).

3) Vāstuprakaraṇa (वास्तुप्रकरण):—from the Jyotiṣadarpaṇa by Kāñcanayallaya. Śg. 2 p. 248.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vāstuprakaraṇa (वास्तुप्रकरण):—[=vāstu-prakaraṇa] [from vāstu > vāstava] n. Name of [work]

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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 (even English!). 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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