For folks YET to start learning Samskritam, few highlights from the earlier screenshot of Mayamatam (by MayaMuni) re: leadership/org. structure/qualities of the architectural/engineering team led by the Sthapathi (स्धपतिः)
Now we have a better idea of the दverall sophistication!
The techniques and guidelines for using Plumb Lines as another example
The few ToCs given here reflect the sophistication in classification / knowledge frameworks
Even a superficial perusal of the Table Of Contents (TOCs) of any book dealing with Classic Indian Architecture/Town Planning shows extreme sophistication in Ontology/Taxonomy & the classification schema
Everything has its own place within a logical /philosophical framework !
And to see the universal principle deployed across all human endeavours - sheer genius!
All represented in संस्कृतम् as the embodiment of universal forms, sounds and meanings
Now Music... “Khanda Meru” —> just as in architecture
Characteristic of the भारतीय genius, this insight re: Matra/Chandas was deployed across multiple domains including prosody, music (raga) & even architecture
The fractal nature of temple design / house layouts is an example of deploying a ‘temporal’ sequence at a spatial level
The स्थपति (master builder) needed years of training in domains including drafting
The architectural / engineering knowledge was quite advanced
How did ancient Indians build these magnificent structures? A common doubt...
Our ancestors were scientists/artists of the highest level
The basic concept of छन्दस् deployed across multiple domains incl. architecture inform the fractal forms thus reflecting the universal भारतीय vision of सत्-चित्-आनन्दः
So, what is the moral of the story ?
There is no subsitute to reading our foundational texts in the original Samskritam
Learning Samskritam is easy...takes just 6 months to take off.
Get on the Samskritam bandwagon folks!
जयतु संस्कृतम्। जयतु भारतम्।
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