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Temple of Vaikuntha Perumal

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Title: Temple of Vaikuntha Perumal
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Pallava-- Kanchipuram (Conjeeveram) - Pallava;architecture;stone sculpture;book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: This temple was built shortly after the Kailasanatha, but has a different lay-out. It may have been a prototype, from which other temples were derived. The architect may have attempted to modify Dravidian style with a new technique. It consists of three super-imposed sanctuaries, situated in the different storeys of the building. These storeys are of the same size, but with miniature buildings surrounding them. The vimana is surrounded by a covered gallery with supporting pillars, carved in the shape of seated lions. Bas-reliefs around the gallery depict historical events, according to Prof. Jouveau-Dubreuil it is a Vaisnavite [sic] temple. -- View of the covered gallery.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1821


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