Architecture and Sculpture of the Pushpagiri Temples

Architecture and Sculpture of the Pushpagiri Temples

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Author: V V Subrahmanya Kumar
Publisher: Kaveri Books
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 158
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174790500


This book is devoted to a study of the architectural, sculptural and iconographical wealth of the temples at Pushpagiri in the Cuddapah District of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. V V S Kumar has given exhaustive descriptions of the temples of Pushpagiri (ranging from eleventh to sixteenth centuries A D) like Indranadhesvara, Rudra pada, Bhimesvara, Santanamallesvara and Chennakesava temples.

The temples of Pushpagiri abound in narrative sculptures of the Vijayanagara period dealing with episodes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata, besides some interesting episodes relating to saivite mythology. A sincere attempt has been made to give exhaustive descriptions of as many narrative sculptures as possible.

This book makes a highly informative and useful contribution to our knowledge of the architectural, sculptural and iconographical achievements of the Vijayanagara artists.

Illustrated with one hundred and twenty seven photographs and three ground plans, this is a very useful book to Museums, Archaeologists, Historians, Research students and other interested in the subject.


List of Illustrations
List of Ground Plans


Historical Background
Temple Architecture at Pushpagiri
Sculpture and Iconography of Siva
Sculpture and Iconography-Vishnu and other Deity Figures
Narrative Panels in the Chennakesava Group of Temples