The Home of Dancing Sivan

The Home of Dancing Sivan : The Traditions of the Hindu Temple in Citamparam

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Younger describes the daily and festival worship of the only Hindu temple in India where Shiva in his dancing form is the primary object of worship. He analyses the history revealed in the architecture of the buildings and the 300 inscriptions on the temple walls, and in the process tries to understand the multifaceted role of the temple in Indian life. His study paints a vivid portrait of the living religion of South more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 149.9 x 233.7 x 17.8mm | 453.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • halftones, line drawings, map
  • 0195095332
  • 9780195095333
  • 861,597

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a text of exemplary and sympathetic scholarship ... No visitor to the temples of South India should be without it. Antony Copley, Asian Affairs, February 1997show more

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