The Hindu Temple, Volume 1

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1946 - Hindu temples - 466 pages
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Contents

TliiTHA AND TEMPLE
3
THE STABILITY OF THE SITE
12
VEDIC ORIGINS
22
THE SQUARE MANDALA OF THE EARTH AND OF THE ECLIPTIC
33
SYMBOLISM OF THE SQUARE
40
THE TWO MAIN TYPES OF THE VASTU DIAGRAM
46
THE SERIES OF 32 TYPES OF THE VASTUMANDALA
58
AGNlPRAJAPATI AND VASTUPURUSA
68
WOOD
116
THE GERM OF THE TEMPLE
126
EXPLANATION OF PLATES 563
136
THE OBJECT IN BUILDING A TEMPLE
139
ARCHITECTURAL ORIGINS
145
THE PYRAMIDAL SUPERSTRUCTURE
179
APPENDIX
189
THE CURVILINEAR SUPERSTRUCTURE
205

NATURE AND NAME OF THE VASTUPURUSA
79
THE GODS AS CONSTITUENTS OF THE BODY OF THE VASTUPURUSA
85
BRICK
101
STONE
108
FUNCTION AND FORM OF THE SUPERSTRUCTURE
220
SOURCES 437
286
POSITION AND PROPORTION OF THE IMAGES OF THE GODS
299
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