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Vāstuśāstra
(3,692 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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Narayanan, Vasudha, “Vāstuśāstra”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2060060>
First published online: 2018



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