Vikshanamandapa, Vīkṣaṇamaṇḍapa, Vikshana-mandapa: 1 definition
Vikshanamandapa 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.
The Sanskrit term Vīkṣaṇamaṇḍapa can be transliterated into English as Viksanamandapa or Vikshanamandapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey
Vīkṣaṇamaṇḍapa (वीक्षणमण्डप) refers to a “visitor’s gallery”, related to the art of wrestling (mallayuddha), as defined in the 11th century Manasollāsa written by Someśvara III.—The ground for combat was known as khalaka; it was to be high, round, even and strong and surrounded by a vīkṣaṇamaṇḍapa (visitor’s gallery).
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
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