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Reflections on the House and Body of God

Title:Reflections on the House and Body of God
Author:Kramrisch, Stella
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 10 Issue no. 3; June 1957, p. 19-23
Abstract:The 85 temples at Khajuraho -- of which 20 are still extant -- represent the house and body of the gods Shiva, Vishnu, and Surya. The images are on the walls, or enshrined in the innermost sanctuary (garbhagriha). The architectural conception is of one colossal sculpture with integrated parts, but subordinate to their monumental context, the images are self-contained in their poses and compositions. The sculptures are of human and animal figures.

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