- Title Pages
- Editor's Note
- Introduction: The Discovery
- 1 The Significance of the Temple
- 2 Six Concepts
- 3 The Poem
- 4 The Emperor's Career Portrayed on the Prakara Wall
- 5 The Temple Mandala and the Bottom‐floor Sanctum
- 6 The Middle‐floor Sanctum
- 7 Northern Panels of the Northern Path
- 8 Northern Panels of the Northern Path
- 9 The Middle‐Floor Sanctum
- 10 The Southern Panels of the Southern Path
- 11 The Vimana Panels on the Western Side
- 12 The Panels on the Ardhamandapa or Porch
- 13 The Vimana Panels on the Northern Side
- 14 The Vimana Panels on the Eastern Side
- 15 The Vimana Panels on the Southern Side
- Appendix 1: Who are the Bhagavatas?
- Appendix 2: Vasudeva's Path in the <i>Satvata‐samhita</i>
- Appendix 3: Prithu, the People's Indra
- Appendix 4: Mantras in The <i>Jayakhya‐samhita</i>
- Appendix 5: <i>Periya Tirumoli</i> 2.9
- (p.47) 3 The Poem
- The Body of God
D. Dennis Hudson
- Oxford University Press
This chapter translates and briefly discusses each of the ten stanzas of Tirumangai's poem about the temple. The two‐part structure of each stanza, divided between God in the first two lines and emperor in the second two, and the complementary unique division in the temple between God as the vimana and king in the dynastic history on the surrounding wall form the germ of this extended project.
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