Relationship Between Temple Architecture and Cosmology

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 25 13:45:04 UTC 1998

>Is this a common theme that temples of a particular Deity represent the
>abode of the particular Deity, or different parts of the cosmology

Yes. Kailasanatha temple Of Kanchipuram built in 8th century models
'Siva's abode.

For a detailed study of a Siva's temple built as Kailasa
and its Pasupata cult, see:
Charles D. Collins, The iconography and ritual of "Siva
at Elephanta. SUNY 1988; Satguru 1991.

N. Ganesan

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