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1 RESEARCH BACKGROUND
1.1 Aim:
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Methodology
1.4 Limitations
2 HINDUISM AND ITS RELEVANCE TO ARCHITECTURE
2.1 Origin of Hinduism
2.2 Gods and Cults
2.3 Treatises
2.4 The Temple: Divinity and Man
2.5 Temple and Society
3 THE HINDU TEMPLE
3.1 Elements of Hindu temple
3.2 Material of Construction
3.3 Evolution of Architectural Styles
3.4 Developments in Temple Architecture
3.4.1 Nagara or the ‘Northern Style’
3.4.2 Dravidian or ‘Southern Style’
3.5 Distinct Features of ‘Northern style’ and ‘Southern style’ temples
4 THE GEOMETRY OF HINDU TEMPLE
4.1 Cosmology and Hindu Temple
4.2 The Concept: - Vastupurashamandala
4.3 The Layout of Hindu Temple
4.3.1 The Plan
4.4 The Structural System of the Hindu temples
4.4.1 Trabeated System
4.4.2 Corbelling System
4.5 The Structural Components
4.5.1 The Base or the Pitha
4.5.2 The Walls:
4.5.3 The Supporting Elements
4.5.4 The Superstructure or the Sikhara
4.5.5 The Pillared Hall or the Mandapa
5 THE CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF HINDU TEMPLE
5.1 Builder and Craftsmen
5.2 Selection of the Team
5.3 Stages of Construction
5.4 Construction Stages of a Hindu Temple
5.4.1 STAGE I: Site Selection and Preparation for Construction
5.4.2 STAGE II- Carvings on the Temple
5.4.3 Stage III Process of Temple Building
5.5 Ceremony and Rituals
6 DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS
6.1 In plan area ratio of the temple
6.2 Relation between the height and the time of construction of the Hindu
6.3 Relation between the area and the time of construction of the Hindu temple
6.4 Relation between the area and height of the main shrine of the Hindu temple
6.5 Relation between the slenderness and time of the main shrine of the Hindu
7 CONCLUSIONS
7.1 Scope for Future Studies
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