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Architecture and Sculpture of the Pushpagiri Temples

by V.V. Subrahmanya Kumar

Publisher: Kaveri Books

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This book is devoted to a study of the architectural, sculptural and iconographical wealth of the temples at Pushpagiri in the Cuddapah District of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. V. V. S. Kumar has given exhaustive descriptions of the temples of Pushpagiri (ranging from eleventh to sixteenth centuries A.D.) like Indranadhesvara, Rudra pada, Bhimesvara, Sakshimallesvara, Umamahesvara, Santanamallesvara and Chennakesava temples. The temples of Pushpagiri abound in narrative sculptures of the Vijayanagara period dealing with episodes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata, besides some interesting episodes relating to saivite mythology. A sincere attempt has been made to give exhaustive descriptions of as many narrative sculptures as possible. This book makes a highly informative and useful contribution to our knowledge of the architectural, sculptural and iconographical achievements of the Vijayanagara artists. Illustrated with one hundred and twenty seven photographs and three ground plans, this is a very useful book to Museums, Archaeologists, Historians, Research students and others interested in the subject. Contents Introduction 1. Historical Background 2. Temple Architecture at Pushpagiri 3. Sculpture and Iconography of Siva 4. Sculpture and Iconography-Vishnu and Other Deity Figures 5. Narrative Panels in the Chennakesava Group of Temples 6. Conclusion

Details of the book

Book :
Architecture and Sculpture of the Pushpagiri Temples
Book ID :
1598
Author :
V.V. Subrahmanya Kumar
ISBN 13 :
9788174790507
Year of Publication :
2003
Edition :
First
Publisher :
Kaveri Books
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
177
Size :
19 x 25 cm
Weight :
0.716 kg
Illustrations :
Numerous colour & b/w illustrations.

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