ಭಾರತದ ದೇವಾಲಯಗಳು ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಪಾತ್ರವೇನು ಬಲ್ಲಿರಾ? ಬನ್ನಿ ಎಂ ಡಿ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್ ತಿಳಿಸಿಕೊಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅನುವಾದ ಸ್ಮಿತಾರದ್ದು. ಸರಣಿಯ ೧ನೆ ಭಾಗ.
The most fundamental way in which the Hindu sculpture differs from the other significant pagan traditions is iconography. Hindu iconography does not just stop at the level of realism.
The Temple and the Teertha – Chitrakoot is so central to the Ramayana the story of Shri Rama cannot be imagined apart from it.
Pallavas and Chalukyas have had an extremely competitive relationship. Both were strong regional powers within Indian in the 6th – 8th-century timespan. However, no matter how strong the rivalry, we see an underlying theme of the exchange of art and aesthetics between these dynasties.
Hindu temple architecture is the physical manifestation of the intense spirituality of Sanatana Dharma. Our temples are an expression of our religious faith, our search for the Divine and our love for the profound that transcends the profane.
Apsaras have been a consistent part of Hinduism, having an insightful presence in Vedic literature. The commonality lies in the fact that these beautiful creations were females with captivating powers and immense dedication to their creators.
The story of the death of King Pareekshita is narrated in Adi Parva twice – once narrated by Sage Ugrashrava Souti to Shaunaka and once more by the ministers of Janamejaya to the king himself. This is a great story how our passion creates a prowess and the lust to demonstrate that prowess takes us in the wrong direction. The story goes thus.
Jayadeva’s Gitagovinda eternalized the love tales of Sri Krishna and Devi Radha for all time to come. This illustrious poet of Odisha has ever since remained synonymous with the Jagannath Sampradaya as well as the Bhakti movement for his amorous masterpiece – the Gitgovinda, celebrating the love of Lord Jagannath as Krishna with the cowherd maiden Radha.
This series was first published on Indiafacts and is being reproduced here. Read parts I, II, III, IV, V and VI. Temples in Independent India: Still in a state of…
Read Part I. Q. I would like to start where we left off the last time. I think we need to look at our own glorification of the past, the…