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Building a temple is not only a sacred act but also a complicated affair. The most important part of it is the ṣadādhārapratiṣthā<ref>Sadādhārapratiṣthā means fixing up of six supports.</ref> inside the garbhagrha or the sanctum. The nidhikumbha or nidhikalaśa is the second of these six. It is placed above the ādhāraśilā.<ref>Ādhāraśilā means the base stone.</ref> It contains several objects like nine precious stones, several metals and minerals, herbs and soils, symbolizing creation and prosperity.
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Building a temple is not only a sacred act but also a complicated affair. The most important part of it is the ṣadādhārapratiṣthā<ref>Sadādhārapratiṣthā means fixing up of six supports.</ref> inside the garbhagrha or the sanctum. The nidhikumbha or nidhikalaśa is the second of these six. It is placed above the [[Ādhāraśilā|ādhāraśilā]].<ref>[[Ādhāraśilā]] means the base stone.</ref> It contains several objects like nine precious stones, several metals and minerals, herbs and soils, symbolizing creation and prosperity.
  
  
 
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==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:02, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Building a temple is not only a sacred act but also a complicated affair. The most important part of it is the ṣadādhārapratiṣthā[1] inside the garbhagrha or the sanctum. The nidhikumbha or nidhikalaśa is the second of these six. It is placed above the ādhāraśilā.[2] It contains several objects like nine precious stones, several metals and minerals, herbs and soils, symbolizing creation and prosperity.


References

  1. Sadādhārapratiṣthā means fixing up of six supports.
  2. Ādhāraśilā means the base stone.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore