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Three Chapters From The Kāśyapaśilpa: Edition, Translation And Commentary

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This chapter is divided into four parts. The first part describes the placing of first bricks (prathameṣṭakā) on the basis of the Kāśyapaśilpa. The second part explains the placing of the consecration deposit (garbhanyāsa) on the basis of the Kāśyapaśilpa. The third part presents the placing of the crowning bricks (mūrdheṣṭakā) and the fourth part provides an analysis of the ritual structure of the prathameṣṭakā, garbhanyāsa, and mūrdheṣṭakā on the basis of Kāśyapaśilpa. One should place the first brick in a temple, in a maṇḍapa, in a sāla as well as in a gateway and in the abode of the attendant deities.

Keywords: garbhanyāsa; Kāśyapaśilpa; mūrdheṣṭakā; prathameṣṭakā



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