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Temples of Trssoor district

By: Jayashanker, S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Census of India, 2001. Publisher: New Delhi Controller of Publications 2007Description: xvi, 944 p.Subject(s): Temples, Hindu - Kerala | Census of India - Kerala | Census - Special studiesDDC classification: 726.145 Online resources: e-Book Summary: Temples built in different historical times reflect the spirit and idioms of the people and their way of life as existed then. The splendor of architectural designs of temples are embodiments of the aesthetic taste of the people and society. The cultural heritage reflected in temple designs in different parts of India has evoked interest and has attracted tourists from far and wide. There are wide regional variations in structural design and layout of temples. Temples of South India are different from that of North in both the architectural and technological contents. Apart from the external architecture internal organization of temples such as placement of deities rites and rituals vary widely from place to place within the country. In Kerala known as God’s own country, the study of temples has special relevance. The study report of the 1991 Census on temples of Kerala was acclaimed and appreciated by the well-known personalities and scholars alike. The present report on temples of Trssoor district is the 8th publication in the series on the study of temples. This report has been completed by Shri Jayashanker who retired as Deputy Director of Census operations Kerala. The painstaking efforts made by him reflect his sensibility towards Indian religion and culture. The rich collection contained in the present volume perhaps would invoke admiration form those who have an interest in Indian culture.
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Temples built in different historical times reflect the spirit and idioms of the people and their way of life as existed then. The splendor of architectural designs of temples are embodiments of the aesthetic taste of the people and society. The cultural heritage reflected in temple designs in different parts of India has evoked interest and has attracted tourists from far and wide. There are wide regional variations in structural design and layout of temples. Temples of South India are different from that of North in both the architectural and technological contents. Apart from the external architecture internal organization of temples such as placement of deities rites and rituals vary widely from place to place within the country.
In Kerala known as God’s own country, the study of temples has special relevance. The study report of the 1991 Census on temples of Kerala was acclaimed and appreciated by the well-known personalities and scholars alike. The present report on temples of Trssoor district is the 8th publication in the series on the study of temples.
This report has been completed by Shri Jayashanker who retired as Deputy Director of Census operations Kerala. The painstaking efforts made by him reflect his sensibility towards Indian religion and culture. The rich collection contained in the present volume perhaps would invoke admiration form those who have an interest in Indian culture.

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