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Unfolding a Mandala
By: Malandra, Geir H.

Unfolding a Mandala

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Author: Malandra, Geri H.
Publication Date: 1993

Product Code: 6041

Ellora is one of the great cave temple sites of India, with 34 major Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments of the late 6th to 7th centuries AD. This book describes the Buddhist caves at Ellora and places them in the context of Buddhist art & iconography.

Ellora's 12 buddhist cave temples, dating from the early 7thto the early 8th centuries, preserve an unparalleled one-hundred-year sequence of architectural and iconographical development. They reveal the evolution of a Buddhist mandala at sites in other regions often considered "peripheral" to the heartland of Buddhism in eastern India. At Ellora, the mandala ordinarily conceived as a two-dimensional diagram used to focus meditation is unfolded into the three-dimensional program of the cave temples themselves, enabling devotees to walk through the mandala during worship. The mandalas' development at Ellora is exlplained and its significance for the evolution of Buddhist art and iconography elsewhere in India.

Unfolding a Mandala, The Buddhist Cave Temples at Ellora; by Geri H. Malandra, 350 pages, $31.50

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