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BY

 

H. KRISHNA SASTRI, B.A., RAO SAHEB

 

Assistant Archeealogical Superintendent for Epigraphy,

Southern Circle.

 

Published under the authority of the Government of Madras

 

MADRAS GOVERNMENT PRESS

 

1916

 

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INDEX OF THE CHAPTERS AND A RESUME OF THE SUBJECTS IN THE ILLUSTRATIONS

 

CHAPTER I.

 

Temples and images, the subject of Agamas and Silpa-Sastras origin of

stone temples in the Pallava period. Their development

in the Chola period . Signs to distinguish a Saiva temple from a

Vaishnava temple ; ritual generally followed in temples ; annual

festivals. Ritual in temples of village-deities 

 

CHAPTER II.

 

BRAHMA

 

Not worshipped as the chief deity in a temple ; his images and general

description  Various forms

 

CHAPTER III

 

VISHNU

 

His general description , Incarnations  Boar incarnation and

the reverence paid to it by the early South-Indian kings . Manlion

incarnation and its varieties . Dwarf incarnation 

Rama incarnation . Krishna incarnation and varieties 

Buddha and Kalki incarnations. Anantasayin, Padmanabha or

Ranganatha. Jalasayana, Vaikuntha-Nartyana, Lakshml-

Narayana, Garuda-Narayana and Yogesvara- Vishnu ( The 24

general forms of Vishnu ; Panduranga, Hayagriva and Venkatesa

Pradyumna or Manmatha, Vishvaksena and Garuda 

Hanuman, Sudarsana, Saligraw a stones 

 

CHAPTER IV

 

SIVA

 

His temples and their non-sectarian nature liuga, symbol of Siva ;

its significance, description and varieties . Subsidiary images

in a Siva temple ; importance attached to his sportive forms 

The general form Rudramurti ; its description and varieties ; Panchadehamurti

and Maha-Sadasiva; .several dancing postures 

The Chidambaram temple ; its history 

Dakshinamurti and his various forms, Lingodbhava 

Bhikshatana and Mohin!,  Kalyanasundaramurti

Somaskanda and allied forms 

Vrisharudha, Chandrasekharamurti, Ardhanari

Harihara, Gajahamurti, Gangadhara 

Kalaharamurti , Nilakantha , Tripurantakamurti

Kiratarjunamurti, Chandesanugrahamurti 

Sarabhamurti, Pasupatamurti, Rakshoghnamurti, Aghoramurti,

Bhairava and his various forms, Mahakala and Kalagni-

Rudra, Virabhadra and his various forms, Kshetrapala

Chandesa, Nandisa, Ehringisa and Jvaradeva 

Ganapati and his various forms ; his popularity  Skanda and

his different forms ; the antiquity of his worship 

 

CHAPTER V

 

SAKTI-GODDESSES

 

Their significance. Their division into three classes and their

worship on chakras, yuntras and plthas. Sarasvati and her

different forms. Lakshmi and her different forms 

The eight energies of Vishnu personified . General description

of Gauri or Parvati . The Saptamatrikas . Sakti goddesses

holding Vaishnavite symbols : Chamnnda, Durga, Mahishasuramardini

and Maha-Lakshmi, Kalaratrl, Tvarita, Tripura-

Bhairavi, VajraprastarinI, Sura, Surapriya, SrividyadevI, Pranasakti,

SvasthavesinI, Satruvidhvamsini, Ugra-Tara, Dhumravati, Sulini,

Pratyangira, Sltaladevi, Trikantakldevi, Bhutamata and SivadutI

Jyeshtha-Lakshmi, Bala-Tripurasundari, Saubhagyabhuvanesvari,

Annapurna, Gayatri, Savitrl and Sarasvati, Tulaja-

Bhavani, Rajaniatangi, Laghusyamala, Varuni, Kurukulla and

Vindhyavasini, Lalita, Tripurasundari and Rajarajesvari;

their worship on Bala-yantra vxd. Sri-chakra

 

CHAPTER VI

 

VILLAGE DEITIES

 

Their origin traceable to Tantrik goddesses ; names of a few of them

Their worship and worshippers, Ceremonies peculiar

to temples of village deities ; Draupadi temples a.ndaragam,

Sati-worship and the fire-walking ceremony, Village gods :

Aiyanar and Karuppannasami, Hero-worship; devil-dances

 

CHAPTER VI

 

VILLAGE DEITIES

 

Their origin traceable to Tantrik goddesses ; names of a few of them

Their worship and worshippers. Ceremonies peculiar

to temples of village deities ; Draupadi temples a.ndaragam 

Sati-worship and the fire-walking ceremony . Village gods :

Aiyanar and Karuppannasami , Hero-worship; devil-dances

 

CHAPTER VII

 

MISCELLANEOUS DEITIES

 

The nine Planets, The Sun ; his description and the Siifya-yantra 

The Moon and the other Planets, The Dikpalakas :

Indra, Agni, Yama, Nairrita, Varuna, Vayu and Kubera. The

Nagas. The demi-gods : Yakshas, Vidyadharas, etc., and

Dvarapalas. Saints and sages. The three religious

reformers ; Saiva and Vaishnava saints, Jaina images

Pedestals, postures, symbols, weapons and jewellery of

images

 

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LIST OF THE PLACE TEMPLES SHRINES GODS AND GODDESSES

PRESENT IN THE ILLUSTRATIONS

 

The Tanjore temple.

Gopura, Narasimha temple,Back view of central shrine, Siva temple, 

Gangaikondasolapuram, Haridranadi tank ;Processional images (metal) ; Madura 

Lamp patterns and /w/Vf-utensils ; Uttattur

Brahma; Seven Pagodas, Kumbakonam, Tiruvadi, Brahma and Sarasvati ; Kandiyur

Brahma on swan vehicle ; Chidambaram 

Vishnu (Ashtabhuja) ; Conjeeveram

Vishnu; Bellary,  Paramesvaramangalam

Vishnu and his consorts ; Ariyambakkam

Boar incarnation of Vishnu ; Seven Pagodas 

Narasimha bursting forth from the pillar; Ahobalam 

Ugra-Narasimha 

Madras Museum, Yoga-Narasimha ; Tir,upati Hill 

Trivikrama ; Seven Pagodas 

Kumbakonam,  Vamana ; Namakkal,  Rama and group (metal) ; Ramesvaram

Krishna tied to a mortar ; Penukonda

Butter-dance of Bala-Krishna (metal) ; Madras Museum 

26. Serpent-dance of Kaliya-Krishna (metal) 

Venu-Gopala,  Madana-Gopala ;Little Conjeeveram, Govardhana-Krishna ; Seven Pagodas 

Krishna on the punnai-tieQ (wood) ; Kumbakonam 

Parthasarathi teaching Bhagavad-Gitdto Arjuna ; Pushpagiri

Anantasayin ; Seven Pagodas, Vaikuntha-Narayana ; Namakkal 

Lakshmi-Narayana ; Namakkal, Garuda-Narayana; Chidambaram 

Garuda-Narayana and Gajendramoksha ; Kumbakonam 

Yogesvara-Vishnu ; Huvinahadagalli 

Kumbakonam,  Panduranga; Tirupati, Ahobalam 

Rati-Manmatha ; Chidambaram 

Garuda ; Tanjore, Sudarsana ; Tirupati

Dadikkombu,  Sahasra-linga ; Tiruvottiyur 

Panchamukha-linga ; Tiruvanaikkaval 

Nataraja (metal) ; Panchanadakkulam 

Ramesvaram,  Urdhva-tandava ; Tiruppanandal 

Patanjali; Chidambaram 

Vyaghrapada, Kalika-tandava (metal) ; Nallur 

Dakshinamurti ; Avur 

Vlnadhara-Dakshinamurti ; Chidambaram 

Yoga-Dakshinamurti ; Conjeeveram 

Dakshinamurti ; Tiruvengavasal 

Lingodbhava ; Tanjore,  Ekapada-Trimurti ; Tiruvottiyur 

Tiruvanaikkaval,  Mohini (metal) ; Valuvur 

Bhikshatanamurti (metal), Kankalamurti (metal); Tenkasi 

Kankalamurti ; Dharasuram, Kalyana-Sundara ; Madura 

Kalyana-Sundara and Svayamvara ; Chidambaram

Somaskanda (metal) ; Sivankudal, Somaskanda ; Seven Pagodas 

Umasahita, Vrishavahana ; Chidambaram, (metal) ; Vedaranyam

Chandrasekhara (metal) , Tiruvottiyur 

Chandrasekhara ; Tanjore 

Chandrasekhara (Alinganamurti) ; Bagali 

Ardhanari ; Madura,  Kumbakonam,  Ardhanari ; Tanjore,

Tiruchchengodu, , Dharasuram, Tiruvadi, Sankaranarayana ; Namakkal

Gajahamurti ; Dharasuram, , Tirutturaippundi

Gangadhara ; Gangaikondasolapuram, (metal) ; Vaidlsvarankoyil 

Gangadhara ; Tanjore 

Trichinopoly, , Kalaharamurti ; Pattisvaram,

Chandragiri, Tripurantakamurti ; Chidambaram, Kiratarjunamurti ; Pushpagiri, Chidambaram

Chandesanugrahamurti ; Gangaikondasolapuram 

Sarabhamurti ; Dharasuram, , Pasupatamurti . Chidambaram 

Aghoramurti ; Pattisvaram, , Bhairava

Kala-Bhairava ; Durgi 

Kalagni-Rudra,  Virabhadra throwing the head of Daksha into the fire

Tanjore, Virabhadra; Mudikondam,  Kshetrapala ; Tiruvarangulam 

Chandesa ; Tiruvottiyur, Nandisa and his consort (metal) ; Valuvur 

Bhringi ; Srisailam, Jvaradeva ; Bhavani, Ganapati standing ; Lepakshi 

Pattisvaram, Siyamangalam, Gangaikondasolapuram 

Maha-Ganapati ; Madura,  Heramba-Ganapati (metal) ; 

Skanda ; Tiruvottiyur ; Madura ,  Skanda and his consorts ; Samayapuram 

Chidambaram,  Sarasvati ; Bagali Samilnya-Lakshmi ; Seven Pagodas 

Parvati; Bolumampatti, Paramesvaramangalam,  Pattisvaram

The Seven Mothers ; Tanjore ,Chamunda (Mahakali) ; Tiruchchengodu

Durga ; Seven Pagodas ,Srimushnam

Dharasuram, Durga-Lakshml Tirumalisai, Mahishasuramardini ; Gangaikondasolapuram

Dharasuram, Durgi, Durga-Mahishasuramardim ; Seven-Pagodas

Pratyangira ; Tiruchchengodu ,  Tiruppalatturai

Jyeshtha ; Tiruvellavayil, Saubhagyabhuvanesvan ; Dharasuram

Rajarajesvarl ; Ramesvaram, Mutyalamma ; Avani 

Group of images in the Draupadi-amman temple Kumbakonam 

Aiyanar (metal) ; Tiruppalatturai , Valuvur

Ramesvaram, Surya ; Kumbakonam , Chidambaram

Rahu and Ketu ; Chidambaram Indra, Agni, Yama, Nairrita

Varuna, Vayu, Kubera, Ahobalam, Lepakshi, Adisesha ; Chidambaram, Kinnari ; Ramesvaram

Dvarapala ; Tiruvottiyur, Dharasuram , Narada ; Chidambaram 

Gaulisvara (Gaudapada ?) and Sankaracharya ; Tiruvottiyur

 

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A MANUAL OF THE MYTOLOGY AND RELIGION OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN INDIA

INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF POPULAR HINDUISM

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The Grama devatas worship of South India have the extraordinary characteristic of representing the most ancient traditions of the earliest past brought into the vital present.
From the artistic view point the village temples have represented an outstanding expression of forms and sites unique to India and in the history of world art.
According to the opinion of Mr Stephen Inglis the massive terracotta horses of south India  "technically ... are the most ambitious achievements in clay found in India and by any survey probably the largest hollow clay images to be created anywhere" (Stephen R. Inglis, "Night Riders: Massive Temple Figures of Rural Tamil Nadu, in V. Vijayavenugopala (ed.) A Festschrift for Prof. M. Shanmugam Pillai, Madurai University Press, 1980).
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Horses in a village sanctuary of Mariamman Polanalur (Namakkal), cover of the exhibition flyer devoted to the Grama Devatas at The William Benton Museum of Art (1985), Stoors CT, photo by Harry Holtzman; same subject of the Stella Kramrisch's cover catalogue 'Unknwon India Ritual Art in tribe and village' (1968 Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art)
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Offering of votaries, village shrine of Mariamman; Tirripuyanam (Madura), detail, photo by Harry Holtzman, plate IV Stella Kramrisch's catalogue 'Unknown India Ritual Art in Tribe and Village' (1968 Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art)
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Crawling figure, Madura, terracotta h: 11 1/2"
n.104 in the Stella Kramrisch's catalogue 'Unknown India Ritual Art in Tribe and Village' (1968 Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art).
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Votive figure, n. 103 in the Stella Kramrisch's catalogue 'Unknown India Ritual Art in Tribe and Village' (1968 Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art)
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"Village Gods of South India" was an exhibition organized by the Neuberger Museum on the Purchase campus of the State University of New York under the direction of Mr Harry Holtzman and Mr Jeffrey Hoffeld. This exhibition was supported also by Mr John Irwin, at that time keeper of Oriental Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum of London and a foremost authority on Indian art, with a personal contribute, the short but intense text 'Record of a Religion'.
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Head of Hero,  n.105 in Stella Kramrisch's catalogue 'Unknown India Ritual Art in Tribe and Village' (1968 Philadelphia Museum of Fine Art)
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From Indian Earth, 4000 years of terracotta Art, Brooklyn Museum's  exhibition with a section devoted to the Village gods of South India in which were showed photographs and terracotta objects from Harry Holtzman archive and collection.
This Dog figure was present also in the Stella Kramrisch's exhibition 'Unknown India Ritual Art in Tribe and village' with the number 109 of her catalogue.
It come from the Pudukkottai shrine.
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Photo courtesy of Christa Neuenhofer
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PUTRU AMMAN KOVIL
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FLOWERS FOR THE SNAKES IN OLD TERMITE HILLS (PUTRU)
In rural areas of Tamil Nadu, it's possible to meet snakes near ant hills and termite mounds, so both of which are regarded and believed as the entrances to the otherworld, for this reason these mounds are frequently marked with ash; offerings of milk or eggs are made by the devotes to the resident Naga. 
 
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SALEM
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NAMANA SAMUDHRAM
AYYANAR TEMPLE
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NEAR SALEM
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MARIAMMAN TEMPLE NEAR
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MARIAMMAN TEMPLE NEAR
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PANCHMUKHA BHAIRAVA THE TERRIBLE ONE WITH FIVE FACES
Nepal 14th century
Shiva, in his form as the wrathful Bhairava, a blood sacrifice or alcohol are traditional offering used in the worship of the god.
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The earrings on this sculpture represent Shiva's iconography: a snake for the right and a ring for the left
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MAHAKALA
THE GREAT BLACK ONE
Nepal 18th century, Wood
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The wrathful MAHAKALA is a protector of the Katmandu Valley and is practiced by both the Buddhist and Hindu religions.
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DURGA
FEARSOME GODDESS
NEPAL 11th century
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These objects predate the early Malla kings who formally instituited Hinduism in Nepal in the 13th century.
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MASKS OF THE HIMALAYAS
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HIMALAYAN TRIBAL ART HIMACHAL PRADESH TRIBAL ART "UNIVERSAL PRIMITIVE ARCHETIPIC SYMBOLS IN SOME ANCIENT NORTHERN INDIAN HIGH RELIEF CARVED WINDOWS FROM SANATAN KHAVADYA COLLECTION NEW DHELI"

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INDIAN AND HIMALAYAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ARTS

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RICHARD LAIR COLLECTION

A SENSITIVE SELECTION

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7615096/richard-...

 

 

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NEPAL 

SHAMANISM AND TRIBAL SCULPTURE

http://ethnoflorence.skynetblogs.be/post/7575469/nepal-ch...

Christian Lequindre, Marc Petit.

In collaboration with NEPAL TRIBAL ART

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About the Authors:

MARC PETIT

Writer and collector, he has donated a collection of masks from Nepal to the Musée des Arts Premiers Quai Branly, Paris.

Among his books:

- « A Masque découvert, regards sur les arts primitifs de l’Himalaya », Stock, 1995.

- « La Statuaire archaïque du Népal occidental », Renaud Vanuxem, 2006.

-« Le Masque de la Chine », Musée Jacquemart André, Actes Sud, 2007.

-CHRISTIAN LEQUINDRE

Photographer and collector, he has been resident in Nepal since the 1980s.

He carried out multiple field studies between 1995 and 2005 and produced three documentaries on different masks traditions in Nepal.

He has also directed the Annapurna Gallery in Paris from 1989 to 1995.

Publisher: Infolio

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UNIVERSAL PRIMITIVE ARCHETIPIC SYMBOLS IN SOME ANCIENT NORTHERN INDIAN HIGH RELIEF CARVED WINDOWS FROM SANATAN KHAVADYA COLLECTION

NEW DELHI

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www.tribalartsindia.co.in

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Courtesy Sanatan Khavadiya

-THE VILLAGE GODS OF SOUTH INDIA

THE MOST COMPLETE PAGE OF THE WEB DEVOTED TO THE GRAMA DEVATAS OF SOUTH INDIA, AND NOT ONLY.

A REPORT ABOUT THE UNIQUE FIELD DOCUMENTATIONS THAT  HARRY HOLTZMAN COLLECTED 50 YEARS AGO.

"The Grama Devatas represent still today an important key to understanding the basic model of thought of a  part of South Indian population, still living the village way of life. These particular forms of image and worship have further the extraordinary characteristic of representing the most ancient tradition of the earliest past brought into the present. From the religious art view point, the village shrines represent an outstanding expression of forms and sites unique to India. Mr Stephen Inglis in his writing "Night Riders: Massive Temple Figures of Rural Tamil Nadu", about the terracotta horses of South Indian Shrines wrote that "... technically they are the most ambitiuous achievements in clay found in India and by any survey probably the largest hollow clay images to be created anywhere." 

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