Vishnudurga, Viṣṇudurga, Vishnu-durga: 1 definition



Vishnudurga 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 Viṣṇudurga can be transliterated into English as Visnudurga or Vishnudurga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Viṣṇudurga (विष्णुदुर्ग).—Viṣṇudurga, which are found in good number. This form of Durga is commonly noticed in almost in all the temples built in the Tamil tradition. The Texts prescribe that the northern and southern walls of the antarāla are to be installed with the images of Mahiṣamardini and Gaṇeśa respectively. Therefore, the sculptures of Viṣṇudurga are found carved in the northern niche of almost all the temples.

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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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