Archaeology of Hindu Ritual: Temples and the Establishment of the Gods
- Author: Michael Willis
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Published: April 2009
- ISBN-10: 0521518741
- ISBN-13: 9780521518741
- Format: Hardcover
- Size: 7.25 X 0.75 X 10
- Weight: 1.9 lbs.
- Copyright: 2009
- Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
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This groundbreaking study examines how the gods of early Hinduism came to be established in temples, how their cults were organized, & how the ruling elite supported their worship. Examining the emergence of these key historical developments in the 4th & 5th centuries, it combines Sanskrit textual evidence with archaeological data from inscriptions, sculptures, temples, & sacred sites. The centerpiece of the study is Udayagiri in central India, the only surviving imperial site of the Gupta dynasty.
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