Overview for Temples in Classical Art and Architecture of Eastern India
The book deals with the evolutions of art architecture on various temples of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islamic religions.
The evolution of temple architecture, kinds of temples, importance of side deities, formal rules and regulations adopted for direction of temples, significance and ethics of Vimana, Lovely Giri Sculptures, Flag, Erotic Sculptures, have been vividly discussed with scientific causes.
Besides some peculiar temples as example have entertained to mark the distinct views of the temple.
The differences and conjugal activities among human being, Temple Chariot and Chariot Art Temple have elaborated with full comparison.
Following the literature of great writer of Orissa like Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja and his views and comments on ethics of temple have corroborated in the chapter for wide supplementation.
Bearing secularism South Orissa bears the other cultures of various religions. The worshipping structures of Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islamic cultures have given due wattage in the book.
Braja Kishor Padhi (Author)
Dr. Braja Kishor Padhi born in 1959, obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in the year 1992 on his thesis Modern History of Khariar’. His vision is to follow knowledge like a sinking star. He is a restless sailor on the ocean of Knowledge. He moved with a mind to explore the unexplored, to discover the undiscovered and to bring things from darkness to light. He shot to eminence for his outstanding participation in Archaeological excavation works of Maraguda Valley of Nawapara district of Orissa during the 1977-1978, 1980-1981-1986-1987. and Archaeological Excavation of Redhakhol of Sambalpur district of Orissa during the year 1999-2000 and Archealogical Survey and Investigation of Kumarsuni Valley of Ganjam district of Orissa during 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002. He is equally famous for his decade long active involvements in the Archaeological Survey and Investigation. Excavation, conservation of these archaeological sites of Orissa. Besides, a large number of monuments in Orrissa were renovated, beautified and conserved under his pursuance, care and supervision. He is also responsible for his discovery of Rock Painting and Mural Paintings of Laxmi Mundia Hill near Lokalaba village in the district of Ganjam, Mortar Temple of Tenth Century A.D. near Kharida village in the district of Ganjam.
He has his credit, over 200 Research papers on Art, Architecture, Inscriptions, Caves, Excavation and Conservations of Monuments published and preserved in different journals and national seminars. He has visited places to study the iconography of temples, monuments, art and architecture of different parts of India. His book ‘British Policy Towards Feudatory States :A case study of Modern Khariar’ (in English) and ‘Prastara O; Bhitti Chitrakala’ (in Oriya) have received admiration from various corner. He sincerely believes that this volume would cater to the need of the students and scholars of art and architecture.