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The Body of GodAn Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram$
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D. Dennis Hudson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195369229

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.001.0001

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Introduction: The Discovery

Introduction: The Discovery

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(p.3) Introduction: The Discovery
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The Body of God
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D. Dennis Hudson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0001

This introduction provides an overview of themes of the book and introduces the idea of the temple as a mandala. It discusses how the author came to understand the relationship between the Bhagavata Purana and Pancharatra Agama, as embodied in the temple's sculptural program.

Keywords:   Bhagavata Purana, Pancharatra Agama, mandala

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