About the Author: A Researcher on temple architecture, Dr. G.Manoj is an Archaeologist by profession. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Ancient History & Archaeology from Manasa Gangotri, University of Mysore. Currently a Research Associate with Maharani Lakshmi Ammani Research Foundation, Bangalore, Dr. Manoj is also a resource person with the Archaeological Survey of India

Dr. Manoj’s research work focuses on the study of ancient Dravidian temple architecture based on traditional agamas and vastugranthas besides the study of sculptures and iconography based on ancient Sanskrit text. He has presented more than 50 research papers both in English and Kannada at various seminars and symposia. He has delivered lectures on Archaeology, Music and Mythology to students of the Universities of Guelph, Mt Allison, and Concordia besides various universities and and colleges of Karnataka. One of his books, Devalaya Vastu Vijnana, is a reference book on Dravidian temple architecture for post graduate students of History and Archaeology.

Dr. Manoj’s interests include Kannada and Sanskrit literature, Inscriptions and Manuscripts. A multi linguist, he has several compositions in Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu and Tamil to his credit. Planet Prayers, a trilingual commentary on navagraha krithis of Muthuswami Dikshitar and Siddhivinayakam Sada Bhajeham, an exposition in English and Muthuswami Dikshitar krithis on Mahaganapati are among his well-acclaimed books .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         About the Book

The work attempts to understand the Dravidian mode of temple architecture based upon classical texts in general. The definitions and description of various adjuncts of the temple are useful for the research scholars of south Indian temple architecture in general. But the study of temples of Salem region in particular throws light upon the lesser known temple with great aesthetic value. This also helps in understanding the development of temple architecture in buffer zones where culmination of various styles is noticed. This many a times results in the emergence of a distinct indigenous style. This factor results in reflecting the contemporary socio-economic and religious expressions cared on stone.

Publisher Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
Author Dr.G.Manoj
ISBN10 8180903977
Year 2017
ISBN13 9788180903977
Language English
Pages 236
Edition 1st
Binding Hardcover

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Temple Architecture of South India (Salem Region)

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