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Author Name    G. Sethuraman

Title   The Saiva Temple of India: A Study on Ramesvaram Temple

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Size   19 x 25 Cm

Publisher   Delhi, India Sharada Publishing House 2014

ISBN    8188934984 / 9788188934980

Seller ID   102727

Ramesvaram has two facets, a tirtha centre meant to the dead and a sthala centre, sacred to Lord Siva. It has developed into one of the most interesting centres of Hinduism, or a microcosm with all the complexities of the wider cosmos called Hinduism.The Ramesvaram temple complex has three prakaras accommodating majestic, big and small shrines and mandapas meant for the performance of specific rituals. The book presence a comprehensive study of this temple complex. It traces the legends, history and rituals of the temple exploring the Vedic and Pauranic legends, epic stories and Tamil literature and also the bulk of epigraphic and classical texts. It also analyses the nuances of architecture and sculptural embellishments and discusses the layout and sequence of construction of all the shrines, mandapas and gopuras. The architectural and sculptural details of each and every part of these structures are compared with the existing contemporary Chola temples in the Chola main land. Detailed account of the rites and ceremonies performed in the temple daily, monthly and annually is given. The temple administration and a prolonged conflict for right to administer are also discussed in detail.Printed Pages: 264.

The Saiva Temple of India: A Study on Ramesvaram Temple G. Sethuraman

Price = 58.00 USD


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