Ritual and archiecture

WILLIAM G WALL wgw at dnai.com
Thu Apr 17 06:46:02 UTC 1997

At 03:51 AM 4/17/97 BST, you wrote:
>Hi everybody, 
>I am looking for research/ studies relating to ritual in
>traditional Indian Architecture and find out if ritual has any significant
>relation to mandalas as archiectural devices
>Also, I cannot locate a study of ancient town of Vijayanagara by John Fritz
>and George Michell, It deals with urban morphology and rituals in the city
>Please let me know if anybody has come across such a study. Any references
>about ritual in ancient India will greatly help. 
>Thanking in  advance,
>d e e p a k     g u p t a
>deepak at ksu.edu       ||      www-personal.ksu.edu/~deepak
 You might take a look at Natalia Lidova's "Drama and Ritual of Early
Hinduism" (Delhi: Motilal, 1994). Very interesting argument that drama is
related to puja and that rectangular temples are designed specifically with
drama in mind. 



William G Wall, Ph.D.
Institute for Vaisnava Studies
Graduate Theological Union
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