ISBN 9788121506113,Vastu-Sastra (Vol. I), Hindu Science Of Architecture: (Engineering, Town Planning, Civil Architecture, Palace Architecture, Temple Architecture, And An Anthology Of Vastu-Laksanas)

Vastu-Sastra (Vol. I), Hindu Science Of Architecture: (Engineering, Town Planning, Civil Architecture, Palace Architecture, Temple Architecture, And An Anthology Of Vastu-Laksanas)



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788121506113

ISBN-10 8121506115

Hard Back

Edition 5th
Number of Pages 848 Pages
Language (English)

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Dedication sutrastakam bharatiya vastu-6astra series opinions of the experts part a : the fundamental canons : chap. I : introductory : 1. General introduction 2. The method of treatment 3. The method of study chap. Ii : the scope and subject matter of architecture : 1. Scope : i. Philosophical and cosmological ii. Metaphysical iii. Astronomical-astrological iv. Geographical and geological v. Architectural proper 2. Subject matter chap. Iii : the architect and architecture : 1. The sthapati and his equipment : i. Knowledge of the science-sastra ii. Practical experience karma iii. The personal insight, prajna iv. The character, sila 2. The eight-fold sthapatya chap. Iv : an outline history of hindu architecture -both as science and art : 1. Origin of indian architecture 2. Rise of sastra and the place of visvakarma 3. Maya 4. Other acharyas 5. As per the different authorities : i. Matsyapurana ii. Agnipurana iii. Brhatsaiphill iv. Manasara v. Sanatkumara vastu-sastra vi. Visvakarma-vastu-s'astra a. Names associated with the treatises b. Names cited as authorities in : g. Names, the passages from whose works are quoted 66-67 6. Acharyas of the dravidian or southern school 7. Acharyas of nagara or northern school 8. Vastu literature 9. Vedic literature 10. Architectural tradition in the rgveda 11. Later vedas and brahmanas 12. Sutras 13. Epics 14. Buddhist literature-jatakas and canons 15. Pali canons 16. Kautilya's artha sastra 18. Puranas 19. Agamas 20. Tantras 21. Brhat-samhita 22. Pratistha class of works 23. Miscellaneous works 24. Silpa texts 25. Rise of art chap. V : study of hiodu science of architecture (a study of representative or principal texts) : 1. Visvakarma's works 2. Visvakarma-vastu-sastra 3. Samaraf-ana-sutradhara 4. Re-arrangements of its chapters 5. Contents chapter-wise 6. Aparajita-prcchi 7. Its subject matter 8. Manasara 9. Mayamata 10. Silparatna 11. Its re-arrangement chap. Vi : fundamental canons of hindu architecture : 1. Dinnirnaya or pracisadhana 2. Vastu-pada-vinyasa-the plan : i. A general introduction ii. Site-plans iii. The plot of 81 squares iv. The internal and external deities v. The nighantus 3. Mana-hastalaksana : i. Angula ii. Hasta 4. Ayadi sadvarga : i. Manasara formula ii. Formula of the other texts 5. Patakadi sat-chandas i. Meru ii. Khanda meru iii. Pataka iv. Suci v. Uddista vi. Nasta vii. The so-called bathos of dravidian temples part b : canons of town planning : introductory chap. I : antiquity of town planning in india origin and growth of indian towns : 1. Antiquity 2. Origin and growth of indian towns chap. Ii : villages, towns and forts in genera : 1. Villages : i. Village as a unit of town planning ii. Visvakarma-vastu-sastra iii. Manasara iv. Mayamata and silparatna 2. Towns or cities : i. Visvakarma-vastu-sastra ii. Samarangana-sutradhara iii. Aparajitaprccha iv. Manasara v. Mayamata 3. Forts or durgas : i. Visvakarma-vastu-sastra ii. Manasara and mayamata iii. Kautilya's arthalastra chap. Iii : preliminaries of town-planning : 1. Regional planning 2. Land and landscape suited to an ideal town 3. Geological survey chap. Iv : road planning : 1. Three-fold function of the roads : 2. Road planning and site planning 3. S. S.'s 34 roads in modern town and their characteris tic features 4. Broad elements of road planning 5. Evidence of mayamata and manasara chap. V : jati-varnadhivasa (folk planning) : 1. What is folk-planning 2. Folk-planning and site-planning 3. According to the s. S. 4. According to other authorities-sukra etc. Chap. Vi : deification and beautification of towns : 1. Temples : i. External location of deities ii. Internal location 2. Gardens etc chap. Vii : fortification chap. Viii : inauspicious towns chap. Ix : conclusion-modern town-planning and what it can learn from the s. S. Part c : civil or secular architecture : introductory chap. I : preliminaries chap. Ii : buildings in general chap. Iii : origin and development of human houses (the story of the first house on the earth) chap. Iv : sala houses : 1. General 2. Meaning and classification of sala houses 3. The varieties 4. A critical estimate chap v : planning of salas-the house plans and building byelaws : 1. House plans 2. Ekasalas 3. Dvisalas 4. Building byelaws 5. Time etc. 6. Secular regulation chap. Vi : the construction of the salas : 1. The masonary 2. The material-the wood chap. Vii : the principal components-the door : 1. General dimensions 2. Qualities 3. Defects 4. Decoration 5. Dvara-vedha chap. Viii : the pillar and other members : 1. The pillar 2. The component parts and mouldings 3. The other component parts and moulding of the ho use 4. The bhavanangas chap. Ix : house decoration and other equipments : 1. House decoration 2. Other equipments chap. X : the defect of houses and varieties of defective houses : 1. General defects chap. Xi : concluding remarks : modern house-planning and what it can gain from the samarangana sutradhara part d : palace architecture & palace pleasures : introductory chap. I : palace architecture : 1. Raja vesma 2. Names of establishments 3. Question of courts and other criteria chap. Ii : accessory structures : 1. The sabha 2. The asvasala : i. Planning of the stable proper ii. The equipment of the stable iii. The shed iv. Medical house 3. The gajasala chap. Iii : palace pleasures-the mechanical contrivances, the yantras : introductory 1. Yantra and its elements 2. The earthly 3. The allies 4. The qualities of a yantra and its functions : i. Qualities (yantra-gunas) ii. Functions-(karmas) 5. The varieties of yantras : i. Yantras for amusements ii. Domestic and defensive yantras iii. Machines for warfare iv. Conveyance machines (the yana-yantras) v. Water machines dhara-yantra 6. Dliaragrha and its types 7. Dolagrha, the ratha-dola and its types 8. The aeroplane -vimanayantra 9. Conclusion chap. Iv : state or public buildings : 1. Natya-sala 2. Pustaka-sala 3. Vidyabhavana 4. Nataka-sangita-sala 5. 'Marga-sala 6. 10 varieties of kupa 7. 4 types of vapis 8. 4 types of kundas 9. 6 types of tadagas part v : temple-architecture : introductory chap. I : the denotation and the connotation of the term prasada the hindu temple : 1. Words denoting devotional places 2. Vimana 3. Prasada 4. Organic theory chap. Ii : the origin of the prasada vastu : 1. Vimana-the model of the prasada 2. The testimony of the samarangana 3. The testimony from dr. Ramaniya 4. The 3rd evidence in relation to the evolution of stone-architecture 5. The different origins-citi etc : i. Citi, the vedic altar ii. The dolmen iii. The shed of the initiation iv. The tabernacle v. The image of the mountain vi. The image of cavern vii. Philosophical background chap. Iii : the development of the prasada vastu : general enunciation 1. Pyramidal superstructure the vimanas 2. Curvilinear superstructure-the sikharottama prasadas chap. Iv : prasada styles 1. Nagara 2. Dravida 3. Vesara 4. Vavata 5. Bhumija and lata chap. V : pre s. S. Classification of temple : general introduction 1. Southern 2. Northern concluding estimate chap. Vi : classification of temples as given in the s.s. : 1. General remarks group a. Early lata temples : i. Type-rucaka etc. 64 temples ii. Type sikharottamas iii. Type storeyed edifices group b. Later lata style : i. Type - meru etc. 16 varieties ii. Type - meru etc. 20 prasadas iii. Type - sridhara etc. 40 prasadas of pure varieties iv. Type - nanda etc. 10 mixed varieties group c. Nagara prasadas : 1. Type-the 20 temples, the traditional nagara prasadas 2. Type-srikula etc. 36 temples group d. Dravida prasadas : 1. Five id pithas 2. Five fold talacchandas group e. Regional styles : the mixed ones : 1. Vavata prasadas 2. Bhumija prasadas chap. Vii : planning of prasada - the hindu temple : 1. Significance 2. Purpose 3. Sthapati and sthapaka 4. Vastu-mandala and vastupurusa : 5. The material and the measurements : i. Material ii. Measurements 6. Ornamentation and moulding 7. The consecration of the temple and installation of the image chap. Viii : prasada mandapa : 1. General introduction 2. 1st group-bhadrat etc. 8 mandapas 3. 2nd group-'puspaka etc. 27 mandapas 4. Other details chap. Ix : prasada jagati's : 1. Meaning of jagati-not a socle alone 2. The planning of jagati in accordance to the sala upon it group a-39 square jagalls group b-18 rectangular group c- 5 circular group d- 6 elliptical group e- 9 octagonal 3. Jagatis in the s. S. Are an innovation chap. X : vimana vastu : 1. Vimana 2. Prakaras and gopuras chap. Xi : the correspondence of the prasadas of the s. S. With monuments : 1. Scope of the correspondence 2. The word for the prasada 3. Substances of the prasada 4. Proportionate measurments of the prasadas 5. Superstructure of the prasada 6. Conclusion chap xii : an outline history of hindu temple : 1. Layanas etc 2. Layanas 3. Guhadharas (ajanta) 4. Guharajas 5. Ellora 6. Elephanta 7. Mamallapuram 8. Stupas 9. Chadya prasadas and sabha mandapas : i. Gupta temples i. Chalukyan temples 10. Bhaumika vimanas : i. General canons ii. Pallava phase iii. Kailas'a natha and vaikuntha perumal iv. Cola temples v. Pandya prakarams and gopurams vi. Vijaya nagar style vii. Madura-the final phase viii. Minaksi-sundaresvara ix. Sri-rangam x. Jambukesvara xi. Ramesvaram xii. Chidambaram 11. Sikharottama prasadas : i. General canons ii. The cluster of sikhara iii. Sikhara enmeshed in gavaksas 12. Orissa : i. Bhuvanesvara ii. Purl iii. Konarak 14. Khajuraho 15. Rajasthan and central india : i. Eran in saugor district of central india ii. Pathari iii. Gyaspura iv. Udayapur v. Osia 16. Gujarat and the west : i. Surya temple at modhera ii. Temple of vimal iii. Rudra mal iv. Soma natha 17. Temples of deccan : i. Ambar natha 18. The temples at gwalior & brindavan i. Gwalior temples ii. Teli-ka-mandira iii. Sas bahu iv. Brindavana 19. Vavata and bhumija prasadas : i. Vavata prasadas-hoysal style ii. Mysore state iii. Belur temples iv. Hoysalesvara temple v. Bhumija vi. Mayurbhanja 20. Temple architecture in border lands : i. Kashmir : a. Buddhist remains b. Brahmanical remains 21. Nepal 22. Burma : i. Early phase ii. Classical art and pagan 23. Ceylon : i. Anuradhapur remains 24. Hindu temple architecture in greater india : i. Cambodia ii. Siam iii. Champa iv. Java and ball vi. Boro budur vii. Prambanan 25. Hindu architecture in outer india 26. Appendices : i. Vastu-laksanam-an anthology culled from original sanskrit texis