Temple Imagery from Early Mediaeval Peninsular India
Analyzing the ways in which ideas of heroic discourse and the socio-religious and political needs of the period moulded iconography, this book explores the evolution of the iconography of the early mediaeval Hindu temples of the Indian peninsula, over the course of the 6th-12th centuries C.E.
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A. K. Ramanujan Agamic Aihole allegorical associated Badami Bali Bhakti Brahma bronze Calukya carved Cave centre century Champakalakshmi Chapter chariot Cola period Cola rulers Cola temples conﬂict consort created cult cultic Dancing Siva datable Deccan deity Delhi demon depicted described devotee divine Durga early mediaeval period Ellora eulogies festival Figure ﬁgures ﬁrst Ganga Gangadhara Gangaikondacolapuram Goddess Hence Ibid icon iconographic identiﬁed imagery inscription Kailasa Kailasanatha Temple Kali Kanchi Kanchipuram Karttikeya king Korravai Kulottunga legend linga Mahabalipuram Mandapa motif Murukan Namakkal Narasimha Nataraja Nayanmar niche Pallava Pandya panels parallel Parantaka Parvati Pattadakkal peninsular India poem political pose Pradaksina Puranic Puranic narrative Rajaraja reference reﬂected religious ritual royal patron royal temples sacriﬁcing Saiva Saivite Sangam Sanskrit sculptures shows shrine signiﬁcant Siva Siva’s Skanda Somaskanda South India symbolic Tamil Tamilakam Tanjavur territory tradition Tripurantaka Trivikrama Vaikhanasa Vaisnava Varaha various verse victory Vimana Visnu visual wall worship