Jaina Temple Architecture in India

Published: 23.09.2009
Updated: 23.03.2013



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.
Author: Prof. Dr. Julia A.B. Hegewald
G+H Verlag Berlin, Germany, € 128
ISBN: 978-3-940939-09-8
693 pages with 966 colour pictures and 366 groundplans and maps


24x30 cm


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