Vāstuśāstra
(3,843 words)

The term “vāstuśāstra” as used today refers to the knowledge and practice of the choosing an appropriate piece of land; planning towns, gardens, and parks, as well as constructing religious, domestic, healing, royal, defense, business, and recreational structures; the placement of various built units in town…

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Vasudha Narayanan, “Vāstuśāstra”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 26 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2060060>
First published online: 2012



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