Vastuvidya, aka: Vāstuvidyā, Vastu-vidya; 6 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Vāstuvidyā (वास्तुविद्या).—Is architecture see Vāstuśāstra.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 215. 40.
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.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Vāstuvidyā (वास्तुविद्या) refers to the “Knowledge of houses” and is the name of the seventeenth chapter of the Gārgīyajyotiṣa. It is similar to the 53rd chapter of Vārahamihira’s work known as the Bṛhatsaṃhitā. The Gārgīyajyotiṣa is one of the most comprehensive of Garga’s texts and written in the form of a dialogue between Krauṣṭuki (Ṛṣiputra) and Garga discussing astral and other omens, comprising a total of sixty-two chapters (viz., vāstu-vidyā), known as aṅgas and summarized in the Aṅgasamuddiśa (“enumeration of the divisions”, introductory portion).Source: Wisdom Library: Jyotiṣa
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Vāstuvidyā (वास्तुविद्या) refers to the “science of architecture” and is one of the technical subjects studied in ancient India. In the earliest texts, the word vāstu occurs in the sense of a building site or the building itself. Later on, other subjects such as temple construction, town planning, public and private buildings and forts were included in the discipline in which the construction of a structure was regarded as a sacred act.Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture
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.
Languages of India and abroad
vāstuvidyā (वास्तुविद्या).—f S Architecture. See causaṣṭakaḷā.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Vāstuvidyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms vāstu and vidyā (विद्या).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Vastuvidyā (वस्तुविद्या).—read so (or with pw 7.373 vāstu°, but see vastu) for vastra-v°, science of sites: Divy 630.22 (see s.v. śivā-vidyā), not architecture (Sanskrit vāstu-v°, BR); = Pali vatthu-vijjā, the art of determining the qualities of sites proposed for houses or parks, DN comm. i.93.14.
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Vāstuvidyā (वास्तुविद्या).—[, see vastu°.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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