Sanskrit Manuscripts : Prāsādamaṇḍana

Sūtradhāra Maṇḍana

Sanskrit Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> <p> The <i>Prāsādamaṇḍana</i> is an architectural treatise by Sūtradhāra Maṇḍana , a <i>sūtradhāra</i>, or architect/engineer, who is said to have been employed by Rāṇā Kumbha , a 15th century ruler of Mewar. The text comprises eight chapters on the siting and construction of <i>Nāgara</i> style temples. This incomplete manuscript, possiblt written in a jaina scriptorium, contains the first six chapters and the beginning of the seventh. Moreover, the first half of chapter 2 is missing, and the missing section corresponds to a hand change between folios 5 and 6. A large section of chapter 3 is also missing. </p> </p>


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