Visualizing the Structuring Principles of Sacred Urban Space – Ambala Tank, Ramtek

Milind Ashok Kamble, Faiz Ahmed Chundeli
2016 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
Organically evolved traditional settlement are combination of different spaces, i.e. cultural spaces, social spaces, sacred spaces, etc. together they define the idea of settlement. Sacred spaces are integral part of the society along which settlement and culture flourished. These spaces are the manifestation of societal myth and belief, as people are interconnected with sacred spaces through daily practice and rituals. As civilization evolved the role of these spaces also absorb the
more » ... ral and economic dimensions and activity related to it. This article intends to understand structuring principles of sacred urban space in case of Ambala Tank, Ramtek, Maharashtra India. The analysis is carried out by understanding the positioning of sacred urban spaces its association with the place and the role of location, topography, mythology, etc. in transforming an ordinary space into a sacred urban space. The paper traces its chronological evolution of the case, its role in shaping the Tirtha and summarizes the myths, beliefs associated among the tourists, pilgrims and local people across the society. The findings of the paper contribute to understanding of the urban sacred spaces and could help architects and urban designers to look such spaces in different perspective.
doi:10.17577/ijertv5is120319 fatcat:47g6uqqd4rcyjlnpnh3kdxk6ju