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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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 The Vimana Panels on the Western Side

 The Vimana Panels on the Western Side

(p.317) 11 The Vimana Panels on the Western Side
The Body of God

D. Dennis Hudson

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The corner panels on the western side depict the Unbounded Tortoise (Akupara), who supports Mount Mandara during the churning of the Milk Ocean, and Brahma venerating Varaha to begin Daytime of Boar. The four panels in between begin with the Bhagavan on Lokaloka; this represents the outermost sheath of the brahmanda or universe, the division between directional space and chronological time inside, and nondirectional space and unmeasured time outside. The next two panels represent Kalki above Devapi of the Lunar Dynasty and Kalki above Maru of the Solar Dynasty; they allude to Time's degenerating course until the coming of Kalki at the end of the Kali Yuga. Finally, Surya flies over the continent of Plaksha, heralding the last hour before the new day begins.

Keywords:   Akupura, Unbounded Tortoise, Varaha, Daytime of Boar, Lokaloka, Kalki, Devapi, Maru, Kali Yuga, Plaksha

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