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It was the Pandyan Kings during their long reigning period, who set up Sangams (academies) for the encouragement and criticism of Tamil Studies.
Title page of the English translation of Vyamanika Shastra published in 1973 The Vaimānika Shāstra ( वैमानिक शास्त्र , lit. " shastra on the topic of Vimanas "; sometimes also rendered Vimanika, Vymanika ) is an early 20th century Sanskrit text on aeronautics obtained by psychic channeling and automatic writing . It makes the claim that the vimānas mentioned in ancient Sanskrit epics were advanced aerodynamic flying vehicles, similar to a rocket .
Our aim in making these pages online is to represent and illustrate work that involves many people, organisations and locations, and the scope of the work, covered under what we call “Nayaka* Painting Archival Project”. The actual size of the mural featured above is 17’ x 6.7’.
Samarangana Sutradhara is an encyclopedic work on classical Indian architecture ( Vastu Shastra ) written by Paramara King Bhoja of Dhar (1000–1055 AD). In 83 chapters, subjects treated are town planning, house architecture, temple architecture and sculptural arts together with Mudras (the different hand poses and the poses of the body as well as the postures of legs), the canons of painting, and a chapter on the art of mechanical contrivances, the yantras (chapter 31). Here are some verses from Samarangana Sutradhara, which describes characteristics a "sthapati" i.e. architect (based on translation by Punya Mishra).
Der er ingen elefanter på Elefant øen (Elephant Island / Elephanta, Elefanta), men i stedet en række imponerende hinduistiske huletempler.