Samarangana-sutradhara (Summary)

by D. N. Shukla | 1960 | 15,592 words | ISBN-10: 8121506115 | ISBN-13: 9788121506113

This page describes Creation (Mahadadisarga) which is chapter 4 English summary of the Samarangana-Sutradhara by Bhoja. This work in Sanskrit representing a voluminous treatise on Vastu-Shastra (the science of Architecture), encompassing a broad range of subjects, such as Architecture, Shilpa-shastra (Iconography, Arts and Crafts) but also deals with Creation-theory, Geography, Philosophu, etc.

Chapter 4 - Creation (Mahadādisarga)

[Note: This chapter corresponds to Chapter 4 of the original Samarāṅgaṇa-Sūtradhāra]

After the questions, the answers arise from the mouth of the great Architect Viśvakarmā, the father of Architecture, which he got from Brahmā. In this chapter the answers of the cosmological and physical queries are given, how creation followed (in the light of Sāṅkhya Philosophy) is very nicely dealt with in verses 4-19; how the oceans, the mountains, rivers, islands, came into existence—all are elaborated. The physical features of the Earth are also described. Lastly the biological kingdom is explained—the fourfold Bhūtagrāma consisting of Jarāyuja, Aṇḍaja, Udbhijja and Svedaja with their respective varieties are described.

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