Mamallapuram – The Workshop of Pallavas

Mamallapuram – The Workshop of the Pallavas

‘The Seven Pagodas’ by Elisha Trapaud, 1805 | British Library

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Monuments
    1. Cave Temples
      1. Adi-Varaha Perumal Temple
      2. Kotikal Mandapa
      3. Dharmaraja Mandapa
      4. Koneri Mandapa
      5. Mahishasuramardini Mandapa
      6. Varaha Mandapa
      7. Pancha-Pandava Mandapa
      8. Ramanuja Mandapa
      9. Trimurti Cave
      10. Atiranachanda Mandapa
      11. Yali Mandapa
    2. Rathas
      1. Pancha Rathas
        1. Draupadi Ratha
        2. Arjuna Ratha
        3. Bhima Ratha
        4. Dharmaraja Ratha
          1. Ground Floor
          2. First Floor
          3. Second Floor
        5. Sahadeva Ratha
      2. Ganesha Ratha
      3. Other Rathas
    3. Open Air Bas-Reliefs
      1. The Great Penance
        1. The Sri Lankan Connection
        2. An Alternative Interpretation
      2. The Incomplete Penance Relief
      3. Krishna Mandapa
    4. Structural Temples
      1. Shore Temple
        1. Vishnu Temple
        2. Varaha Well
      2. Mukund-Nayanar Temple
      3. Olakanneshvar Temple
    5. Other Structures
      1. Gopi’s Churn
      2. Dharmaraja Seat
      3. Krishna’s Butterball
  3. Riddles of Mamallapuram
    1. The Mystery of the Seven Pagodas
    2. What’s in the Name
    3. Authorship of the Monuments
    4. Incompleteness of the Monuments
    5. Architecture, a gradual movement or spatial
  4. Bibliography
    1. Books
    2. Journals
  5. Appendix
    1. Annotated Bibliography of Two Millenniums
      1. Earliest Times to 1800 CE
      2. 1801 CE to 1900 CE
      3. 1901 to Till Date
    2. Sthalapuranas
    3. Arjuna’s Penance as in Mahabharata
    4. Ganga’s Descent as in Mahabharata

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