Relationship Between Temple Architecture and Cosmology
hart at POLBOX.COM
Fri Oct 23 07:13:17 EDT 1998
At 16:58 22.10.98 -0400, you wrote:
>I have heard from a South Indian Saivite that the Siva temples model Siva's
>abode of Kailasa.
>Is this a common theme that temples of a particular Deity represent the
>abode of the particular Deity, or different parts of the cosmology
>correspond to structures within a temple? Are there papers or
>books on this subject? Or do you know people who have studied it?
>Thank you for your help.
What immediately comes to mind are:
"The Hindu Temple" by Stella Kramrisch (Calcutta 1946; reprinted in Delhi
1976 by Motilal Banarsidass), and
"Architecture, Time and Eternity. Studies in the Stellar and Temporal
Symbolism of Traditional Buildings" by Adrian Snodgrass, Delhi 1990), where
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