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Temples with Multiple Garbhagrihas

An Iconographic Consideration of Selected Indian Monuments

Hindu temples are raised to their deities. They are a means to acknowledge the deity and to enshrine his/her images. People honour and worship the deity. Within the Hindu pantheon, there is an array of divinities spread over three major sects — Vaishnava, Sha....read below

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Hindu temples are raised to their deities. They are a means to acknowledge the deity and to enshrine his/her images. People honour and worship the deity. Within the Hindu pantheon, there is an array of divinities spread over three major sects — Vaishnava, Shaiva and Shakta. All these sects have stemmed from the Vedic teachings and beliefs. Normally a temple is devoted to a single diety, having a solitary sanctum (garbhagriha), called ekakuta. In this volume, the author, through his serious research, has made a sincere attempt to identify, present and feature about one hundred temples with multiple garbhagrihas which are categorized as dvikuta, trikuta, catuskuta, pancakuta, saptakuta, navakuta and caunsath yogini temple.
This book delves deep into the details of these temples: their historical milieu, their iconography, the application of mandala(s) to their plans and so on. It also attempts to correct those errors crept in the earlier studies of other researchers in understanding and detailing a few multiple garbhagrihas. The author has given a brief description of such temples and has made a sincere effort to provide a relatively precise scale rendering of those temples, in a size and format, commensurate with their importance.
This volume can serve architects, temple planners, researchers, vastu experts and even historians as a sourcebook on temples with multiple garbhagrihas.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124607251
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124607257
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2014
  • Pages : xxi, 285p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Appendices; 92 figures
  • Size : 29 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 1250 gm

Preface        

List of Plates    

List of Figures    

Abbreviations    

Introduction  

Selected Temples in India with Multiple  Garbhagrhas (Shrines)
    Racigudi Trikuta Temple, Aihole
    Jambulingeshvara Trikuta Shrine, Badami
    Caunsath Yogini Temple, Hirapur
    Candragupta Trikuta Basadi, Sravanabelagola
    Kailasanatha Temple, Kancipuram
    Siddheshvara Dvikuta Temple, Algodu
    Jaina (Trikuta) Basadi No. 15, Deogarh
    Vaidyanatheshvara Dvikuta Temple, Vaidyanathapura
    Gangadhareshvara Dvikuta Temple, Doddaisvara
    Saiva Dvikuta Temple, Chaudadampur
    Caunsath Yogini Sanctuary, Khajuraho
    Kalleshvara Dvikuta Temple, Bagali
    Jaina Tirthankara Trikuta Basadi, Arasibedi
    Bhimeshvara Catuskuta Temple, Nilagunda
    Mahadeva Trikuta Temple, Benakotagi
    Trikuteshvara Temple, Gadag
    Kedareshvara Trikuta Temple, Balagamve
    Kallappa-Mallappa (Harihara) Dvikuta Temple, Devaragennur Kasivisvesvara Dvikuta Temple, Lakkundi
    Rameshvara Trikuta Temple, Yaragal
    Ishvara Trikuta Temple, Basarakodu
    Basavanna (Traipurusa) Trikuta Temple, Malghana
    Candramaulishvara Temple, Unkal
    Someshvara Trikuta Temple, Kabali
    Caunsath Yogini Mandir and Gauri Sankara Temple, Bheraghat
    Someshvara Trikuta Temple, Haralhalli, Karnataka
    Laksmi-Devi Catuskuta Temple, Dodda Gadduvalli
    Trikuteshvara Trikuta Temple, Gorur
    Cennakesava Temple, Belur
    Anantasayana Trikuta Temple, Navali
    Hoysaleshvara Dvikuta Temple, Halebid
    Mallikarjuna Trikuta Temple, Hirebevinuru
    Rameshvara Dvikuta Temple, Yaragal
    Shankaralinga Trikuta Temple, Dhulakheda
    Ramalinga Dvikuta Temple, Sirur
    Narayana Trikuta Temple, Anekannambadi
    Siddhalingeshvara Pancakuta Temple, Siruvala
    Mallikarjuna Trikuta Temple, Katnahalli
    Mallikarjuna Trikuta Temple, Hospet
    Sangameshvara Trikuta Temple, Bevura
    Ramalinga Dvikuta Temple, Horti
    Kote Sankaralinga Dvikuta Temple, Nimbal
    Sambhulinga Dvikuta Temple, Kakkalameli
    Navalingeshvara Navakuta Temple, Kukkanur
    Kalideva Dvikuta Temple, Kummsi
    Shankaralinga Dvikuta Temple, Kalakere
    Sangameshvara Trikuta Temple, Babalesvara
    Ramalinga Trikuta Temple, Itigi
    Narayana Trikuta Temple, Ingalesvara
    Ramalingeshvara Trikuta Temple, Kundaragi
    Buceshvara Dvikuta Temple, Koravangala
    Rameshvara Trikuta Shrine, Kurugod
    Basti or Kalla-Gudi Trikuta Temple, Degamve
    Someshvara Trikuta Temple, Ingalesvara
    Parmananda Triuta Temple, Konnur
    Viranarayana Trikuta Temple, Belvadi
    Surya-Narayana Trikuta Temple, Magala
    Ishvara Dvikuta Temple, Arsikere
    Lakshmi-Narasimha Trikuta Temple, Bhadravati
    Pancalingeshvara Pancakuta Temple, Govindanahalli
    Mallikarjuna Trikuta Temple, Basaralu
    Surya Temple, Konarka
    Keshava Trikuta Temple, Somanathapur
    Shaiva Dvikuta Temple, Hampi
    Kampilaraya Trikuta Temple (No. 1), Hampi
    Kampilarsya Trikuta Temple (No. 3), Hampi
    Minor Dvikuta Shrine (Amman), Vijayanagara
    Kunthu Jinanatha Dvikuta Jinalaya, Kamalapura
    Parsvanatha Dvikuta Jinalaya, Hampi
    Amman Dvikuta Temple Malyavantha Raghunatha Complex,
    Kamalapura
    Amman Dvikuta Shrine, Vitthala Temple Complex, Hampi
    Candrashekhara Dvikuta Temple, Hampi
    Amman Dvikuta Shrine, Acyutaraya Temple Complex, Hampi
    Trikuteshvara (Siva) Temple, Timmalapur

Observations and Conclusions

Sect of Considered Temples

Appendices      

    A: Glossary and Application of Terms
    B: List of Dvikuta, Trikuta, Catuskuta, Pancakuta, Saptakuta, Navakuta and Caunsath Temples
    C: Miscellaneous Plans and Elevations
    D: Relevant Ruling Dynasties

Bibliography

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