Temple Consecration Rituals in Ancient India: Text and Archaeology

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BRILL, Jun 22, 2007 - History - 464 pages
This book is a thorough study, based on both the textual and archaeological data, of the three important temple consecration rituals of the Hindu tradition.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Introduction
1
CHAPTER TWO Character authorship date of the Kasyapasilpa
11
CHAPTER THREE Some remarks on the present edition of the three ritual chapters from the Kasyapasilpa
21
edition translation and commentary
35
the prathamestaka garbhanyasa and murdhestaka rituals in the related texts
187
CHAPTER SIX The function and meaning of the garbhanyasa the prathamestakanyasa and the murdhestakanyasa as expressed by the textual sources
201
traces of construction rituals in South and Southeast Asia
221
TABLES
261
APPENDIXES
267
BIBLIOGRAPHY
387
INDEX
403
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