This book entitled Bhavanarayana Temples - An Epigraphically and Architectural Study, is the outcome of the exhaustive study of the celebrated Bhavanarayana Temples. This fascinating study lends an authentic account of epigraphically and Architectural details of Bhavanarayana shrines. In this book an in-depth study has been made to trace out the Cult of Bhavanarayana for the first time. The original contribution of this book is the visualization of the Bhavanarayana Cult which was non-existent till the 6th century A.D.
The author has superbly outlined the salient architectural features of the temples of Lord Bhavanarayana, tracing the origins of the temple architecture in Andhra Desa. The chapter on Inscriptions and the Socio-Economic structure, culled out from the epigraphs reflects the author's immaculate scholarship in the field. This is a splendid book and it has been written in such a lucid style that it is bound to be an authoritative work on Temple logic. No student of Hindu religion, philosophy, architecture and sociology can afford to miss this valuable book and hence it will be a real wealth f5r all the libraries, research students and the academicians.