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Bhavanarayana Temples: An Epigraphical and Architectural Study

Avadhanula Vijaya Kumar Babu (Author)
Synopsis This book entitled Bhavanarayana Temples-An Epigraphical and Architectural Study, is the outcome of the exhaustive study of the celebrated Bhavanarayana Temples. This fascinating study lends an authentic account of Epigraphical and Architectural details of Bhavanarayana shrines. In this book an indepth study has been made to trace out the Cult of Bhavanarayana for the first time. The original contribution of this book is the visualisation of the Bhavanarayana Cult which was non-existant till the 6th century A.D. The author has superbly outlined the salient architectural features of the temples of Lord Bhavanarayana, tracing the origins of the temple architecture in Andhra Desa. The chapter on Inscriptions and the Socio-Economic structure, culled out from the epigraphs reflects the author's immaculate scholarship in the field. This is a splendid book and it has been written in such a lucid style that it is bound to be an authoritative work on Templeologoy. No student of Hindu religion, philosophy, architecture and sociology can afford to miss this valuable book and hence it will be a real wealth f5r all the libraries, research students and the academicians.
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About the author

Avadhanula Vijaya Kumar Babu

Dr. Avadhanula Vijaya Kumar Babu Hailing from Madhira, Khamma District, Andhra Pradesh; holds a couple of Post-graduate degrees in English literature and ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology' a post-graduate Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Science; a Diploma in German Language and an M.Phil. in Temple Studies-all from Osmania University. HIs Ph.D. on Eigraphical and Architectural Study of Lord Bhavanarayana Temples in andhra Desa: A Socio-Economic analysis is obtained from Deccancollege Post Graduate and Research Institute, University of Poona, Pune, and the Same is formulated into the present book. Dr. Avadhanula is an elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland FRAS (London), Member of International Council of Museums and Executive Member of the Indian National Committee for the International Council of Museums. He has contributed several research papers to the National and International Conferences and Journals of repute on various aspects f Indological and Archaeological Studies. He is presently working as a Senior Lecturer in the University Post-Graduate and Research Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

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Title Bhavanarayana Temples: An Epigraphical and Architectural Study
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1991
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185067686
length xxv+256p., 14 Maps; 8 Figures; 103 Plates; Abbreviations; Appendix; Bibliography; Index; 26cm.