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The Vaikunta Perumal Temple at Kanchipuram

The Vaikunta Perumal Temple at Kanchipuram

By (author) D. Dennis Hudson

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  • Accessible to general reader, derived from the original The Body of God
  • Sculptures are thoroughly discussed and accompanied with related stories
Full Description
Dr D Dennis Hudson's path-breaking book presents his extraordinary interpretation of the Vaikunta Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram as a three-dimensional mandala. His insight, based on Tirumangai Alvar's poetry and a close study of the Bhagavata Purana, illuminates layers of meaning embodied in the architecture and sculpture of his temple. This volume is a 'summary interpretation' for the general reader, of a larger academic work entitled The Body of God, published in the US. It is the inspired response of a scholar who has been passionately involved with his subject for several decades. Contents: The Emperor, the Bhagavata Tradition and the Temple The Bottom Floor Sanctum and its Sculpted Programme The middle Floor Sanctum: The Sculpted Programme of the Northern Path Northern Panels of the Northern Path The Middle Floor Sanctum and its Southern Sequence The Panels of the Southern Sequence The Western Side of the Vimana Mandala Vimana Panels on the Northern Side Vimana Panels on the Eastern Side Vimana Panels on the Southern Side
Accessible to general reader, derived from the original The Body of God Sculptures are thoroughly discussed and accompanied with related stories Dr D Dennis Hudson's path-breaking book presents his extraordinary interpretation of the Vaikunta Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram as a three-dimensional mandala. His insight, based on Tirumangai Alvar's poetry and a close study of the Bhagavata Purana, illuminates layers of meaning embodied in the architecture and sculpture of his temple. This volume is a 'summary interpretation' for the general reader, of a larger academic work entitled The Body of God, published in the US. It is the inspired response of a scholar who has been passionately involved with his subject for several decades.  
About the Author
D. Dennis Hudson (1938-2006) was Emeritus Professor of World Religions at Smith College and one of the foremost American scholars of the religions of India. He spent a lifetime in the study of Hinduism, particularly the Bhagavata tradition.
Specifications
Publisher
Mapin Publishing
ISBN
9781935677208
Published
13th Feb 2012
Binding
Hardback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
5.61 in x 8.75 in
Pages
424 Pages
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