Mahaprasthanam Hindu Crematorium by DA Studios in Hyderabad




Project Name: Mahaprasthanam
Category: Hindu Crematorium
Location: Hyderabad
Design Firm: DA Studios, Hyderabad
Principal Architect (s): Dommu Chaitanya, Ikkurthy Pradeepthi, Alluri Raju

Plot Area: 3.7 acres
Built-up Area: 1,000 sq.mt
Project Cost: INR 3.5 crores
Timeline: 45 Days

Design Architecture Studios, under commission from the Phoenix foundation, modernized a neglected cemetery and crematorium in India. The site was approached with the intent to build infrastructure to accommodate Hindu rituals both culturally and contextually. In the philosophy of Gita, life’s purpose is fulfilled in a 16 phase process called Shodasha Samskara. The final stage is Moksha, in which the individual reaches a state of karmic perfection, and is released from the cycle of life.
Antyeșṭi, the final stage of life, is the funeral which is subdivided into five sequential parts: preparation, cremation, mourning, purification, and commemoration.
‘Mahaprasthanam’, follows this order in a series of structures that both mourn and celebrate the individual. Each symbolizes the significance of love and of loss, and reiterates the fact that death is a natural, unavoidable consequence of the continuity of life.

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18 Comments

  1. ramith pp
    January 22, 2018
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    Why can't you show the building in a better way

  2. ramith pp
    January 22, 2018
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    Most of the times.. complete building tour is not shown…more of how the building is made is shown in the video… just my opinion 🙂

  3. Ravi Kiran
    January 22, 2018
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    Thank you for keeping videos from Hyderabad

  4. abhijeet kulkarni
    January 22, 2018
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    Awesome,hats off.

  5. Mourishwaran J
    January 22, 2018
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    Nice work

  6. MeriMaaCineMAA Navin B
    January 22, 2018
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    Thank You – this was enlightening.

  7. mounish muddapuram
    January 22, 2018
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    The video is more of philosophy! The firm is truely appreciated for putting in so much of what is actually needed to consider in a crematorium ! Wonderful !

  8. subhadip ojha
    January 22, 2018
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    Beautiful concept

  9. swapnil kahar
    January 22, 2018
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    Beautiful concept 😍

  10. Katari naga vamsi
    January 22, 2018
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    such a new,beautiful and meaningful thought process for every structure build or made for Mahaprasthanam. kudos to the team.

  11. Samridh Shah
    January 22, 2018
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    Who Disliked it ? I'm sure none of us Architect would have done it.
    I Find this Build-Form workable throughout the entire process of cremation. All the prospective that have been discussed by the architect fulfills through his Design but I want to mention one of them, he used the precast concrete and the concrete itself shows the Strength.

    And That Strength is require in a sensitive place like this. Beautiful Work Done. And you are amazing Buildofy.

  12. mayank sahu
    January 22, 2018
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    The architect deserves a round of applause for converting the whole Hindu philosophy into a master piece. Heart touching.

  13. Mona m
    January 22, 2018
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    Awesome!! Great job by the architects of DA Studios!

  14. Hamza Khan
    January 22, 2018
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    This is was one of the best videos made by this channel

  15. pravin patil
    January 22, 2018
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    very nice thought, study and human emotions intervention with modern const tech with pure architectural view

  16. Piyush Singh
    January 22, 2018
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    #u show all the reality of life
    …………….. the life is … ……….

  17. Aditya Shrivastav
    January 22, 2018
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    Very inspiring design in terms of architecture.conceptualisation of this building is great, that’s why we say “Architecture is a frozen music”.
    Thanks a lot to buildofy for bringing these kind of great designs in front of us.

  18. santosh khanjodkar
    January 23, 2018
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    Well thought project i will like to see it.

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