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Kandariya Mahadeva Temple of Khajuraho

K M Suresh (Author)
Synopsis The Kandariya Mahadeva is one of the finest, largest and loftiest temple among the group of the temple of Khajuraho. This was built during the reign of the Chandella ruler Vidyadhar between Circa 1025-1050 A.D. The Chandella rulers were devotees of both Siva and Visnu. Their well-known Siva temples are the Matangesvara, Visvanatha and Kandariya Mahadeva. In this book, the Chapter I and II deals with location and general history of Chandellas. The Chapter III deals in details with general description and architecture of the Kandariya Mahadeva temple. The Chapter IV deals with the sculptural art, iconography, social life and society as depicted in the sculptures, erotic sculptures and surasundaris. This work aims at presenting a detailed and systematic study of temple and scultpures in particular.
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About the author

K M Suresh

Dr. K.M. Suresh (B. 1952) presently working as Director (Museum) in the Kannada University, Hampi, Vidyaranya-583276, in Karnataka, obtained his Master's Degree from Karnataka University, Dharwar in 1974 and P.G. Diploma in Archaeology, from Institute of Achaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi. In 1986. He obtained Ph.D., Degree from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, in 1992 on 'Sculptural Art of Hampi-Vijayanagara'. Since his inception in the Arachaeological Survey of India from 1976 to 1996, he served in various capacities in the Archaeological Museum at Bijapur, Hampi, Aihole and Badami in Karnataka and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. He has been active field worker and excavator in the Excavation Branch IV or Archaeological Survey of India, Bhubneswar in Orissa. Dr. Suresh's other works are Sculptural art of Hampi-Vijayanagara; Saivite Sculptures of Khajuraho; Iconography of Vishnu from Khajuraho; Kandariya Mahadeva temple at Khajuraho; Karnataka Devalaya Kosha: Bellary District; Karnataka Devalaya Kosha: Koppal District; Hemakuta: Recent Researches in Archaeology and Museology (Shri C.T.M. Kotraiah's Felicitation Volume). Forthcoming works are Temples of Karnataka (Ground Plans and Elevation); Forts of Vijayanagara; Panchatantra; Facet Researched in Archaeology, (Dr. C.S. Patil's Commemoration Volume). He has contri-buted several research papers for leading Journals and Felicitation Volumes. He is member for many academic societies and a guide to Ph.D., scholars in the Kannada University, Hampi.

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Title Kandariya Mahadeva Temple of Khajuraho
Author K M Suresh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186050086
length xiii+67p., Col. & B/w Plates; Plans; Bibliography; Glossary; 23cm.