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Jaina Temple Architecture in India

Hegewald, Julia A. B.:
Jaina temple architecture in India : the development of a distinct language in space and ritual / Julia A. B. Hegewald. - Berlin : G-+-H-Verl., 2009. - XIII, 693 S. : Ill. - (Monographien zur indischen Archäologie, Kunst und Philologie ; 19)
Hochschulschrift. Zugl.: Aachen, Techn. Hochsch., Habil.-Schr., 2008
ISBN 978-3-940939-09-8
EUR 128,00
DDC: 726.1440954022

Jaina Temple Architecture in India is the first comprehensive study of the development and uniqueness of Jaina sacred structures. The monograph analyses Jaina temples in all regions of the Indian subcontinent and outlines clear continuities by covering the period from the early centuries BCE till the present day. It identifies a distinct approach to the shaping of ritual space in Jaina temple edifices, which involves often complex spatial layouts on numerous vertical levels. These accommodate a multitude of venerated sacred objects and mirror specific Jaina ritual needs, patterns of worship as well as the translation of specific Jaina mythological and cosmological concepts into architecture. These aspects of multifacted spatial planning are shown to be equally common to Jaina temples in the diaspora outside India. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. xi
1. Introduction: questions of Jaina identity and style. 1
2. Jainism: a brief introduction. 7
3. Religious images and sacred objects associated with the Jaina temple. 63
   - Jaina sacred images. 63
   - Sculptural representations of the Tīrthaṅkaras. 68
   - The veneration of deceased ascetics. 82
   - Abstract, emblematic and symbolic representations. 113
4. The Jaina temple: its architecture, associated buildings and ritual accessories. 127
   - Forms of the Jaina temple 127
   - Building and consecrating a Jaina temple. 149
   - Associated elements of the classical Jaina temple complex. 167
   - Temple accessories and ritual implements. 201
5. North-west India: courtyards and continuity. 215
   - Jaina history and art in north-western India 215
   - Jaina temple architecture in north-western India. 228
6. North and east India: an exercise in centrality and circumambulation. 317
   - Jainism in north and east India: history and art. 318
   - Jaina temple architecture in north and eastern India. 327
7. Central India: compactness and complexity. 395
   - Jaina history and art in central India. 396
   - Jaina temple architecture in central India. 404
8. South India: caves and temple complexes. 475
   - Jaina history and art in South India. 476
   - Architectural developments in South India. 485
9. The Jaina temple: a spatial paradigm unravelled. 561
   - The spatial organisation of the Jaina temple. 563
   - The Jaina religious rational. 575
   - Jaina temples outside india 579
Glossary. 586
   - I. The twenty-four Tīrthaṅkaras or Jinas. 594
   - II. The associated emblems of the Fordmakers 595
   - III. Birth and enlightenment places of the Tīrthaṅkaras. 596
   - IV. The associated Yakṣas and Yakṣis of the Jinas. 597
   - V. The emblems of the twenty-four Yakṣas and Yakṣis. 598
   - VI. The eleven Gaṇadharas. 599
List of figures. 600
List of plates. 608
Bibliography. 637
Index. 662

JULIA HEGEWALD, lecturer in Art History at the University of Manchester. Profile.

Quellen: G + H-Verlag; Amazon (Deutschland); Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.