The Saiva Temple of India: A Study on Ramesvaram Temple

By: G. Sethuraman

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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.

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

Author Name: G. Sethuraman

Categories: India, Religion, History,

Publisher: Delhi, India, Sharada Publishing House: 2014

ISBN: 8188934984

ISBN 13: 9788188934980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 19 x 25 Cm

Seller ID: 102727

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