Vastusara, Vastu-sara, Vastusāra: 3 definitions


Vastusara means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: ISJS: Study Notes (Vol. 1)

Vastusāra (वस्तुसार) is the name of a Jaina work written by Thakkara Pheru and deals with architecture and iconography.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

1) Vāstusāra (वास्तुसार) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—archit. by Sūtradhāramaṇḍana. Np. V, 92.

2) Vāstusāra (वास्तुसार):—archit. by Viśvakarman. [Bhau Dāji Memorial] 119.

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

Vāstusāra (वास्तुसार):—[=vāstu-sāra] [from vāstu > vāstava] m. 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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