ganesan at IFPINDIA.ORG
Tue Jul 20 06:56:54 EDT 2004
Dear Indology List members,
I am glad to announce the release of a new book on behalf of the
French Institute of Pondicherry:
Diptagama. Tome 1. Chapitres 1 à 21. Edition critique Marie-Luce
Barazer-Billoret, Bruno Dagens et Vincent Lefèvre avec la
collaboration de S. Sambandha Sivacarya, Publications du
d'indologie 81.1, IFP, 2004, vi, 449 p., Rs. 600.
Languages: Sanskrit, French
As stated in the IFP's web page, <http://www.ifpindia.org/pubs.html>
this book, like the other Indological publications of the IFP, is
distributed by Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi.
Please find below a summary of the book and author-blurb.
With best wishes
The Diptâgama is a Sanskrit shaiva treatise pertaining to the
Saivasiddhânta religious system. It deals mainly with the
installation of images of gods in Siva temples: installation rituals
(pratistha), iconography, iconometry and architecture. It was
hitherto unpublished and the present critical edition (to be
published in 3 volumes) is based upon several manuscripts belonging
to the collection of the French Institute, Pondicherry. This first
volume deals especially with mantras and temple architecture as well
as with numerous iconographical descriptions and with the
installation of Sivalinga in the temple (Lingapratistha). The
Sanskrit text is printed in Nagari script with copious critical
apparatus. There is an Introduction and a detailed chapterwise
summary (in French).
Keywords: agamas; iconography; saivism; Sanskrit; temple
About the editors
Marie-Luce Barazer-Billoret (senior lecturer, Université
specialist of southern shaivism, has authored several contributions
and, together with B. Dagens, a translation of the Rauravâgama
Prix Bordin) and recently a book on Shiva (2004).
Bruno Dagens (Professor emer., Université Paris III), translator
Mayamatam has published numerous works about the Indian Temple in
South and Southeast Asia.
Vincent Lefèvre (PhD., curator at the Musée Guimet, Paris)
Indian art and archaeology at the Ecole du Louvre and is part of a
collaboration project with the museums of Bangladesh.
S. Sambandhan Sivacarya a pandit and acting temple officiating
priest, is attached to the French Institute since 1969.
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