Dr. R.N. Iyengar, in this talk, discusses in detail the‘Narada Silpasastra’ that is Ancient Architectural text. In this talk he explains the Vastu and the Silpa used in ancient times and how the architectural plan included the Elements of nature Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. He also talks in detail about the Sthapadya Veda that includes City planning (roads, water resources, residences, building types, materials used), Country planning, Construction of Dams, Galleries, Theatres, Sculpting, Metal casting and all aspects of Civil engineering and Architecture. It is indeed a very interesting and impressive study of Ancient Silpasastra.
Rangachar Narayana Iyengar also known as RNI is a civil engineer. He was with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for about four decades. He has been the director of Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee (1994–2000). He is currently a Raja Ramanna Fellow, Editor of ‘SADHANA’ published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, (View More)