Vasudhadhara, Vasudhādhara: 7 definitions



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Vastushastra (architecture)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Vasudhādhara (वसुधाधर) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Vairāja, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 49. The Vairāja group contains twenty-four out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under five prime vimānas (aerial car/palace), which were created by Brahmā for as many gods (including himself). The group represents temples (e.g. Vasudhādhara) that are to be square shaped. The prāsādas, or ‘temples’, represent the dwelling place of God and are to be built in towns. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vasudhādhara (वसुधाधर).—m.

(-raḥ) A mountain. E. vasudhā and dhara what holds.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vasudhādhara (वसुधाधर).—[vasudhā-dhara], i.e. vasudhā-dhṛ + a, m. A mountain, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 16.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vasudhādhara (वसुधाधर).—[adjective] supporting the earth; [masculine] king or mountain.

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

1) Vasudhādhara (वसुधाधर):—[=vasu-dhā-dhara] [from vasu-dhā > vasu > vas] mfn. bearing or supporting the earth (said of Viṣṇu), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a mountain, [ib.; Kāvya literature]

3) [v.s. ...] a prince, king, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]

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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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