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Khajuraho


Author : Pramila Poddar
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1995-01

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Khajuraho


Author : Devangana Desai
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2000

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This book is an introduction to the magnificent world of the Khajuraho temples; their history, patronage, court culture, religion, iconography, and distinctive features of the sculptures and architecture. Addressed to the general reader by an expert on the subject, this book systematically describes the twenty-two temples and the three museums at the site.

The Art Of Khajuraho


Author : R. Nath
language : en
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Release Date : 1980

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Khajuraho


Author : Raghu Rai
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2016-05-25

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The book follows noted photographer Raghu Rai in his journey of discovery of the famed erotic temples of Khajuraho The book offers a glimpse of contemporary daily life around the magnificent temples built by the Chandella kings as early as the 9th century The book is a catalogue of the 23 remaining temples of Khajuraho under conservation, out of the initial 85A remarkable architectural movement had swept through their reign dotting the landscape of Mahoba, Kalinjar and Ajaygarh with palaces, tanks and temples. But It was at Khajuraho that the Chandella kings reached the zenith of their creativity. Though its erotic sculptures overwhelm visitors, they account for just two per cent of the carvings, mostly in the Shiva temples. They embody the tantric philosophy of having to transmute sexual energy into pure spirituality, for attaining union with the divine. Along with temples dedicated to Lord Vishu and Lord Shiva are shrines devoted to the Jain Tirthankaras. Constructed as per Vastu Shastra, most temples face east and the first rays of the sun fall on the feet of the main deity in the sanctum sanctorum rousing deep feelings of divinity."

The Religious Imagery Of Khajuraho


Author : Devangana Desai
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1996-01-01

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Illustrations: 101 colour plates and 125 b/w illustrations Description: The book offers a closer view of the divinities and their configurations, particularly in the major Hindu temples of Khajuraho. It concentrates on the iconic schemes and patheons of two magnificent temples, one a rare preserved shrine of Vaikuntha-Vishnu and the other dedicated to Siva. It highlights the important cult of the Yoginis and the syncretic role of Surya in Khajuraho's pantheon. In the process of viewing the temple as a whole and its images within a well-integrated scheme, several earlier non-specified images could be seen in their proper context and for the first time identified and interpreted. The images of planetary divinities on the podium around the Lakshmana temple, or the Sveta-dvipa scene (Back Cover) are some such new interpretations offered in the book. The book presents an account of the topography of this medieval sacred centre, its patrons, the Chandella rulers, and erudite court culture. The elite's love for double-entendre is revealed in the sculptural art as well as poetic stanzas of their inscriptions on temples. The language of puns and enigma (sandhya-bhasha helps us in understanding the significance of erotic sculptures which apparently are sensual figures but actually conceal a deeper symbolism.

Erotic Spirituality


Author : Eliot Elisofon
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 1974

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Art And Icon


Author : Devangana Desai
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2013

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Collection of 16 essays which have been edited and updated.