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Temple Architecture

New book describes how Uttarakhand became ‘dev bhoomi’

Growing up in a boarding school in the Himalayan foothills, Nachiket Chanchani, an art historian and associate professor at the University of Michigan in...

Dravida temple architecture: history, features, & schools of southern temple construction

Temples have been central to Hindu society since time immemorial and so has temple architecture. Even though each dynasty gave its specialized touch, the...

Suthradhara Mandhana: talented architect and author during time of great Maharana Kumbha of Mewar

This is a short article on two lesser known, but important iconographic texts called Devatamurthiprakaranam and Rupamandanam. Both texts are credited to Suthradhara Mandhana,...

Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi temple also known as Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in...

The Axis and the Perimeter of the Temple – Part 3

The Axis and the Perimeter The Agniksetra or the later temple plan of the Vedic ritual represents two significant numbers, 180 and 54, which, when doubled,...

The Axis and the Perimeter of the Temple – Part 2

The Altar as a Representation of the Cosmos The Śatapatha Br. informs us that the altar is to represent the mystery of time. Its dimensions are...

The Axis and the Perimeter of the Temple – Part 1

Canonical texts describing the plan of the Hindu temple allude to its astronomical basis, and in this Bharatiya sacred geometry is not different in...

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