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Unfolding A Mandala
The Buddhist Cave Temples at Ellora
Unfolding A Mandala
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Geri H. Malandra - Author
SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies
Price: $61.50 
Hardcover - 348 pages
Release Date: July 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1355-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1355-5

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Release Date: July 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1356-X
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1356-2

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Ellora is one of the great cave temple sites of India, with thirty-four major Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments of the late sixth to tenth centuries A. D. This book describes the Buddhist caves at Ellora and places them in the context of Buddhist art and iconography.

Ellora's twelve Buddhist cave temples, dating from the early seventh to the early eighth 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 mandala's development at Ellora is explained and its significance is considered for the evolution of Buddhist art and iconography elsewhere in India.

"This book is a clear, detailed, and technically accomplished contribution to an important area of study: the history of Indian Buddhist iconography. It makes a contribution of great value to the vitally important, and insufficiently analyzed, question of how Buddhist iconography developed in the Deccan. The author offers an analysis of the problems inherent in iconographic identification and of the connections between Ellora and the world of the Deccan in the seventh and eighth centuries. " -- Paul J. Griffiths, University of Chicago

Geri H. Malandra is Associate Director of Professional Development and Conference Services, Continuing Education and Extension at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. In addition to her work on the prehistory, history, languages and art of ancient South Asia, she has also pursued research on the prehistory and art of ancient Iran and on Sumerian and ancient Near Eastern economic texts.


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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Tirtha and Mandala: The Place, The People, The Gods

2. Buddhist Caves of the First Period: The Beginning of the Mandala

3. Caves of the Middle Period: The Mandala Grows

4. The Late Buddhist Caves: The Mandala Unfolded

5. A Center on the Periphery: Ellora's Place in Buddhist Art

Conclusion

Appendix A. Relative Chronology of Ellora's Buddhist Caves

Notes

References

Illustrations

Index



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