Vastu-shastra (5): Temple Architecture

by D. N. Shukla | 1960 | 69,139 words | ISBN-10: 8121506115 | ISBN-13: 9788121506113

This page describes Group D: Dravida Prasadas which is chapter 6 of the study on Vastu-Shastra (Indian architecture) fifth part (Temple architecture). This part deals with This book deals with an outline history of Hindu Temple (the place of worship). It furtherr details on various religious buildings in India such as: shrines, temples, chapels, monasteries, pavilions, mandapas, jagatis, prakaras etc. etc.

Chapter 6 - Group D: Dravida Prāsādas

N.B.—In this group no specific designation is made of the Drāviḍa Prāsādas, their classification is made according to the number of the storeys they take, e.g.,

  1. Ekabhūmika,
  2. Dvibhūmika,
  3. Tribhūmika,
  4. Caturbhūmika,
  5. Pañcabhūmika,
  6. Sadbhūmika,
  7. Saptabhūmikā,
  8. Aṣṭabhūmika,
  9. Navabhūmika,
  10. Daśabbūmika,
  11. Ekādaśabhūmika,
  12. Dvādaśa-bhūmika.

With the exception that their terraces and Talacchandas of the Prāsādas are classified in the following designations:—

Five-fold Pīṭhas.

  1. Padabandha,
  2. Śrībandha,
  3. Vedībandha,
  4. Pratikrama,
  5. Ksurabandha.

Five-fold Talacchandas.

  1. Padmatalacchanda,
  2. Mahāpadmacchanda,
  3. Vardhamānacchanda,
  4. Svastikacchanda,
  5. Sarvatobhadra.

N.B.—They can be both Sāndhāra and Nirandhāra i.e. having circumambulatory passage abound and having no such passage.

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