The Temples of Himachal Pradesh

By: Shantilal Nagar

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Indian History sh has been known from the time immemorial as the 'Land of Gods', who have their abodes in the entire length and breadth of the state. The deities enshrined therein, belong to different cults and creeds, of the Hindu, the Buddhist and the Jaina pantheons. These shrines belong to the different periods of Indian history, portray different schools of art and Architecture and have been handed over by the past in the form of stone as well as wooden or even brick structures of sikhara, pagoda, pentroof and dome shaped temples and monasteries. An attempt has been made in this work to project a descriptive account of nearly three hundred such religious edifices belonging to different periods of Indian History in the twelve districts of the state, arranged in a chronological order, also classifying them in (i) Sakti temples, (ii) Siva temples, (iii) Vaishnava temples and (iv) temples of the other deities. While doing so, an effort has been made to correlate the copper plate grants concerning the different temples, which highlight the importance of each one of them. Another interesting feature of the work is, the account concerning the various temples dedicated to the Puranic sages like Vyasa, Markandeya, Parasurama and others, besides the local deities (not related to any of the renowned faiths) which include Deosiddha Balakanath, Shirgil, Devatas and Nagas. Printed Pages: 325 with 231 plates, 44 illustrations.

Title: The Temples of Himachal Pradesh

Author Name: Shantilal Nagar

Categories: India, History, Art, Art History and Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Aditya Prakashan: 1990

ISBN: 8185179484

ISBN 13: 9788185179483

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 100029

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