Vedibhadra, Vedi-bhadra: 1 definition
Vedibhadra 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.
Shilpashastra (iconography)Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
Vedibhadra (वेदिभद्र) refers to a type of upapīṭha (sub-structure, beneath the adhiṣṭhāna), according to both the Mayamata 13.5 and the Mānasāra 13.24, though not exactly identical.
Vedibhadra is constructed with the following major mouldings (aṃśa):
- gala with galapādas,
Vedibhadra has two varieties according to the Mayamata, and four varieties according to the Mānasāra. It is prescribed for all types of buildings.
Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.
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