Religious Art & Architecture of North East India by The book deals with the religion, art, architecture of various religious places belonging to Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu temples of Vaishnavism, Saivism, Shaktism, etc., Churches, Mosques. It contains seven chapters. The Chapter first analysises a short note on the southern zone interlinked with history of art and architecture of Orissa. The Chapter II is devoted to religious places of Jainism, Jain heritages, Jain sculptures and monuments etc. In Chapter III precious Buddhist sculptures, Buddhist places etc. in details.
In Chapter IV Brhamnical Hinduism is incorporated along with growth and developments of temple architecture iconography/sculptures of Vishnu, Jagannath, Krishna, Rama, Hanuman, Saiva, Sakta, Ganesh, Panchayatana sects are discussed with special references of icons. In Chapter V an out line of the Art heritage of Churches is dealt with all its branches. In Chapter VI is devoted to outstanding works on Mosques Anjumans, Idgahas are dealt. The last Chapter deals with conclusion where some typical notes are given to high light the subject.
Table of Contents:
- Vishnu Worship
- Jagannath Worship
- Baladev Idol of Buguda in the Ladder of Implications and Innovations
- Golia in the Worship of Dadhibamana
- Nrushingha Worship
- Hanuman Worship
- Krishna Worship
- The First Balunkeswara Temple of North-East India - Rauti
- Kebiri Berhampur - in the Ancient History of Shaivism
- The Fantastic Shiva Temple of Baragaon on the Art of Simile
- Kapileswara Pitha in the Two Embankments of Buddhism and Shaivism
- The Tribiddheswara Temple in the Conflict Between Religion and Architecture
- Shiva Temples of Buddha Khola
- The Panchanana Temple - in the Range of Devotion and Architecture
- The Dakshineswara Temple of Mahulia - in the Capital Hackleness
- The Pudugeswara Temple
- Kuberaswara Pitha - A Germ in the Tract of Diminishing Folklore
- Nilakantheswara Temple, Reddy Damodarapalli
- Nilakantheswara Temple : Kantadora
- Lokonatheswara of Kulangi
- Kapileswara Temple - Udayapur in the Flash Back of Memory
- Bholeswara of Dungi : In Curveness Idol Iconography
- Rameswara Linga in the Species of Iconography
- The Jaleswara Temple in the Tradition of Ardhanariswara
- The Swapneswara Temple of Bataguda
- The Dwitikeswara Temple Jamapatna
- The Swapneswara Temple Golapada
- The Bateswara Temple of Shankuru in the Religious Co-Ordination of Buddhism and Shaivism
- Kesharapalli in Naga Culture
- The Tumbeswara Temple
- The Chamdeswara Temple Kurala
- Shiva Temple : Vijaya Laxmipur Sasana
- Batuka Bhairaba : Worship in Folklore
- Shakta Worship
- Ekapada Bhairabi
- Aska in the Worship of Stambeswari
- The First Durga Image - The Combination of Bibliography and Commentary Sources
- Devi Kali - in Different Aspect but Indifference Voice
- Devi Swapneswari - Fulfilling of All Dreams
- Byaghra Devi-Kulada
- Ganesh Worship
- Panchayatana Worship
- Lokanatheswara Temple Bhamashiali
About the Author:
Braja Kishor Padhi earned name and fame for his out standing participation in viz.
- Archaeological excavation works of Maraguda Valley of Nawapara district of Orissa during the year 1977-1978,1980-1981, 1986-1987
- Archaeological Excavation of Redhakhol of Sambalpur district of Orissa during the year 1999-2000
- Archaeological Survey and Investigation of Kumarsuni Valley of Ganjam district of Orissa during 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002.
He is equally famous or his decade long active involvements with the Archaeological Survey and Investigation, Excavation, conservation of these archaeological sites of Orissa.
Besides a large number of monuments in Orissa were renovated beautified and conserved under his pursuance, care and supervision. He is also responsible for his discovery of viz.
- Rock Painting of Laxmi Mundia Hill near Kokalaba village in the district of Ganjam
- Mural Painting of Laxmi Mundia Hill near Kokalaba village in the district of Ganjam
- Mortar Temple belonging to Tenth Century A.D. near Kharida village in the district of Ganjam.
He has in his credit over 200 Research papers on Art, Architecture, Inscriptions, Caves, Excavation and Conservations of Monuments etc. published/preserved in different journals and national seminars. He has visited places to study the iconography of temples, monuments, art and architecture of different parts of India. His book viz.
- 'British Policy towards Feudatory States, a case study of Modern Khariar' (in English
- Prastara O' Bhitti Chitrakala' (in Oriya) have received admiration from various corner.
The present volume would also be beneficial to the students and scholars.