Jaina Temple Architecture in India: The Development of a Distinct Language in Space and Ritual

By: Julia A. B. Hegewald

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Jaina Temple Architecture in India is the first comprehensive study of the development and uniqueness of Jain temples. It analyses Jain temples and caves in all regions of the Indian subcontinent. It covers the oldest Jain temples, built centuries Before Common Era, up to temples built today. It identifies a distinct approach to the shaping of ritual space in Jain temple edifices, which often involves complex spatial layouts on numerous vertical levels as well as conglomerates of interconnected sanctums and building elements on various horizontal levels. These accommodate a multitude of venerated sacred objects that mirror specific Jain ritual needs, patterns of worship as well as the translation of specific Jain mythological and cosmological concepts into architecture. These aspects of multifaceted spatial planning are shown to be equally common to Jain temples in the diaspora outside India. The author spent a number of years in India researching and photographing the country's most outstanding and beautiful Jain temples and places of worship like Sammed Shikharji, Shravanabelagola, Girnarji, Shatrunjaya, Tarangaji, etc. The book is richly illustrated with 966 colour illustrations and 366 maps & drawings. It is a world class publication. About the author Dr Julia A. B. Hegewald is Professor of Oriental Art History and heads the Department of Asian & Islamic Art History at the University of Bonn, Germany. She has authored a number of books on Jain art and architecture Printed Pages: 693 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations.

Title: Jaina Temple Architecture in India: The Development of a Distinct Language in Space and Ritual

Author Name: Julia A. B. Hegewald

Categories: Jainism, India, Architecture,

Publisher: Pune, India, Hindi Granth Karyalay: 2019

ISBN: 8188769711

ISBN 13: 9788188769711

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 23 x 29 Cm

Seller ID: 041196

Keywords: Jaina Temple Architecture in India: The Development of a Distinct Language in Space and Ritual