By Vinayak Bharne, Krupali Krusche

This quantity examines the multifarious dimensions that represent the workings of the Hindu temple as an architectural and concrete equipped shape. 11 chapters think of Hindu temples from a number of standpoints tracing their elusive evolution from wayside shrines in addition to canonization into classical gadgets; wondering the position of treatises containing their construction ideas; interpreting their prescribed proportions and orders; reading their presence in, and as, higher sacred habitats and ritualistic settings; and putting forward their influential position within the modern Indian city. Going past stereotypical displays of Hindu temples ruled by way of chronological and stylistic topics, this examine, addressed to architects, urbanists, and developers, combines historical scholarship, documentation, own observations and fieldwork to extend the assumption of the Hindu temple as a fancy and contradictory cultural entity, that's either formal and casual, huge and modest, historical and smooth, and deserving of a miles broader and deeper realizing.

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4 Did Treatises Inform the Hindu Temple Design?

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