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Devalaya - Great Temples of India
Devalaya - Great Temples of India

Devalaya - Great Temples of India

by Subhadra Sengupta

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Product ID:8046

Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8171675050 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 199

Binding

Paperback

Subhadra Sengupta

Author: Subhadra Sengupta
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 199
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171675050

Description

Amid the voluminous scholarly tomes and glossy, expensive coffee-table books on Indian temples and architecture, Devalaya is an exception, rendering something beyond wry technical, architectural details, and something more than pretty pictures with little information.

This book talks not just about the history and architecture of temples, but also of the myths and legends sorrounding them, their rituals and festivals and everything that is part of these vibrant, colorful institutions. Meant for travellers, both of the active and armchair type, Devalaya caters to all those who find temples and the myraid myths about them fascinating.

Knowing these legends, while visting these palaces of gods, while watching their rituals and festivals, standing among the devotees for whom the dieties are a living presence, one is in touch with a heritage in a primeval, emotional way that can not be captured in words.

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