Symbolism in Hindu Temple Architecture

Symbolism in Hindu Temple Architecture

Symbolism in Hindu Temple Architecture

The structural order pursued by nature, which was also adopted in the construction of Hindu temples, was to illustrate the ultimate truth. This was made possible by following fractal geometry. Fractal geometry plays a major role in the transmission of symbolic the meaning of the temple’s visually manifested art and architecture is for the intelligence of man, for perception is right. understand. Therefore, this paper is an attempt to integrate and analyze areas of study of temple architecture, fractal geometry, symbolism. The expression of architecture through cosmology and philosophy, and the human perception of the temple concept. It is advocated to use. The construction of temples embellishes fractal geometry, and sculptures on them, which help to implement the concept of the temple and its idea. Introduction and background to Hindu

Architectural philosophy

“Hindu temples are beyond the visible result of a mathematical process with interesting properties, but touch us deeply on a spiritual level, like almost all pure objects

It is important that nowhere in the broad vocabulary of Indian languages is there a word that matches the word ‘religion’. In fact, religious and non-religious matters are never distinguished in Hinduism, since it is inconceivable that any activity, impulse, or process can occur without some divine ability. The word religion, sometimes mistakenly used for religion, actually means righteousness or propriety. It gives some insight into the minds of those who follow the religion, which teaches, not a religion, but righteousness. Hinduism believes that the universe is created, destroyed and reconstructed in an endless series of repeating cycles, where Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the follower and Shiva is the destroyer. This Trimurti combines as Parameshwara (Purusha), the Supreme Being, the manifest form of the entire infinite. Hindu philosophy considers the universe to be holistic and self-similar in nature. According to ancient architectural tradition, Hindu temples are the model symbols of the universe and their form symbolically represents the universe. This is important and unavoidable due to the strong connection between the philosophy behind the universe philosophy and the temple structure. Hindu thought follows the related view that the macro comes is ‘enclosed’ in the microcosm when he states that the entire cosmic principle (in Hindu philosophy) repeats itself again and sometimes on a smaller scale.

It is necessary to mention that many theories exist about the concept of the temple, and later, its various parts. Some of these theories are more relevant and accepted in some cases, while others in other cases. This discrepancy in no way diminishes the validity of the concepts but reinforces the idea of interpretation at different levels and in different scenarios. With a higher purpose, diversity in concepts helps each individual to take their own path and achieve enlightenment satisfaction

own way.

The speed of totality has inherent properties of symmetry, symmetry, self-similarity, and various types of symmetry. These are values that are common to both the geometric generation of temple forms and their philosophical concept. It is important that these properties form the basis of the concepts of temple structure and geometry used, which will form the discussion in the latter part of the paper. Man is said to contain within himself, the whole universe – ‘Aham Bhramosmi’ philosophy, thus reinforcing the idea of   ‘whole-part’ and ‘whole-part’. The cosmic order was the order found in the universe as well as in the atom, and therefore in the intermediate scales. To maintain harmony, all man-made objects and structures were attached to coalesce with the same measurements and principles with which the cosmos are created, and therefore the underlying order and symmetry of the universe itself by man-made designs. And reveal in representation. This is most relevant in the case of Hindu temples, as there is a clear need to correlate with cosmic dynamics. The notion of the temple as a model of the universe has been present in the texts for more than 3000 years and has truly realized monuments for over 1000 years. traces the connections that link the temple form and its iconography to fundamental Vedic ideas related to change (Kak, Early Indian Architecture and Art, 2005).

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