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The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Author Index
Introduction Lord Srikanteswara...
Mother Chamundeswari... Lord Ranganatha...
Talakaveri & Its Glory Lord Chennakesava...
Lord Hoyaleswara... Lord Manjunath...
Balakrishna Of Udipi Mother Sarada...
Mookambikai Koil... Lord Mahabaleswar...
Lord Virupaksha... Lord Narasimha...
Guru Dattatreya... Some Shrines Superb
Convenience Of Visitors
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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Each contains Siva representations in dancing posture flanked by mythical makaras supporting an infinitely elaborate and aesthetically impressive designs bearing the rain god Varuna on their back accompanied by his consort. The sourthern one meant perhaps for royal visitors is made more allruing due to pouring out of the superb craftsmanship by those mahasilpis. Each piece detains for hours and affords enchantment by its beauty and splendour. As the sculptors were given full freedom in depiction of their skill, there are many odd pictures that are incongruent, like the dancing damsels wearing breeches. Even anachronisms too surface here and there, like a soldier using a telescope in the Kurukshetra war scene. Result of too much freedom decidedly. Yet, the total affect is unique, as nothing stands in comparison to it. None willingly leaves the hall without filling his souls with the divinity exuding from the twenty four representations of Sri Mahavishnu, eleven aspects of Rudra, twelve modes of Aditya, and the images of astadikpalakas. Another interesting feature found here is the sculptors' predilections for perpetuating their fame. They inscribed their names, together with labelling of the scenes of the epics they carved on the stones. A novelty. An off-shoot of liberty given to the artisites, perhaps.


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