Eternal Kaveri: Historical Sites Along South India's Greatest River
This volume is dedicated to the history, culture, and mythology of the Kaveri. Along its course of more than 750 kilometers from the Western Ghats to the Bay of Bengal, the river passes by numerous cities and towns with ancient forts and shrines. A selection of these sites appears in this volume, accompanied by superb, specially commissioned illustrations. Each chapter is written by a scholar who has made a particular study of the chosen site or topic.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Course of the Kaveri
The Kaveri in Legend and Literature
Tipus Island Fort
5 other sections not shown
According appeared architecture associated Bagh bank bathing Brihadishvara British building built capital carved celebrated centre Chola kings complex construction continues course dedicated delta devotees early east eighteenth century enclosure established festival figures flows forces founded further Ganga garden goddess gopura hall Hoysala important inscriptions island Karnataka Kaveri Kaveri delta Keshava kilometres kingdom known Kodagu Kumbakonam later linga located major Mandapa Maratha metres monuments Mysore myth Nayaka nearby nineteenth century palace Pandyas patron period political present Ranganatha Ranganatha temple referred region relief religious remains rich ritual river rock royal rulers sacred sanctuary sculptures seventeenth century Shiva shrine side significance sixteenth Somnathpur south India Srirangam Srirangapattana standing structures Sultan surrounding takes Talakad Tamil Nadu Tanjavur tank temple thirteenth century Tipu Tiruchirappalli topography tower town Vaishnava Vijayanagara Vishnu walls worship