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The Temple of Devi-Kothi - Asia Fine Books

The Temple of Devi-Kothi


Publisher: Artibus Asiae

Place Published: Switzerland

Date Published: 2003

Book Condition: Near Fine

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First

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The Temple of Devi-Kothi: Wall Paintings and Wooden Reliefs in a Himalayan Shrine of the Great Goddess in the Churah Region of the Chamba District Himachel Pradesh, India

Author: Eberhard Fischer, Vishwa Ohri & Vijay Sharma

Artibus Asiae, Supplementum 43. 192 pages with 197 color and 51 black & white images, 2 maps and 1 plan. The Devi-Kothi temple located in the state of Himachel Pradesh of the far Northern India and is a wooden shrine with murals and wooden reliefs dating from the 18th century.

Contents: Introduction: Place and name; Approach to the temple and village; History of the discovery of Devi-Kothi; Antiquity. The structure of the wooden temple: The Cella and the Icon. The woodwork: Facade, pillars, roof front and ceiling, iconographical scheme, the squares, production method; The Murals: Including Entrance and Donors, borders, Triumphant Devi, The Exploits of Devi, The Krishna Cycle; The inscription; life and times of the builder Raja Umed Singh; Chamunda or Kali temples in the Chamba district; Names and Legends of the Goddess of Devi-Kothi; Fairs and Pilgrimages related to the Devi Kothi Goddess; Notes, bibliography and map.

Hardcover with jacket. In excellent clean condition, contents ‘as new’, very light surface wear to jacket. 12 by 9 inches.