HINDU

 

ARCHITECTURE

 

 

 

India

 

 

 

The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, India

VI, XIV and XVII Century AD

 

The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, India.

An example of systemic habitat from the past.

 

 

 

 

 

The Annamalaiyar Temple in Thiruvannamalai, India

The Annamalaiyar Temple in Thiruvannamalai, India.

An example of systemic habitat from the past.

 

 

 

 

Hoysaleswara Temple, India:

built with ancient machining technology?

 

Ancient astronauts carved

in Hoysaleswara Temple?

 

A 1200 year old vimāna

 

Ten amazing hindu temples

 

Ten largest hindu temples in the world

 

World's richest temple during equinox:

Architectural marvel of

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

 

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  • Henri Stierlin: "Hindu India: From Khajuraho to the Temple City of Madurai", Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, Cologne, Germany, 1997.

There is nothing new under the sun... and then there are the temples of India. For many who have roamed the byways of the subcontinent, it is these myriad mind-expanding palaces of faith that fill the spirit and make the fare worthwhile. They are enough to give you religion. 3-D songs of praise to the fecund possibilities of both environment and human intention, they are as diverse as the landscapes of Asia and yet share a grace and delicacy of invention. Focusing on Jain as well as Hindu constructions, this exemplary volume takes us on a revelatory historical journey to trace both the traditions and developments in their design, from the wood and cave temples of the first few hundred years AD, through early experiments in stone to the three dominant architectural strands. Whether it be Nagara in the north, Vesara in the central highlands or the Dravda "walled city"complexes of the south, each style is fully presented and analysed in a series of detailed photographs, drawings, plans and excavations. Just as the temple sancta themselves become more sacred the further in you penetrate, so this book offers greater rewards the longer you spend in its company.

 

  • Vasudha Narayanan: "Understanding Hinduism: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places", Duncan Baird Publishers, 2004.

A Vivid And Accessible Introduction To One Of The World's Most Diverse And Esteemed Religions One Of The World's Most Ancient Religious Traditions, Hinduism Is The Dominant Faith Of India And, Through India's Growing Expatriate Community, An Increasingly Familiar Spiritual Force In The West. Having No Single Founder, Creed, Teacher Or Prophet Acknowledged By All As Central To The Religion, And No Single Holy Book That Is Universally Acclaimed As Being Of Primary Importance, Hinduism Is Fascinatingly Complex. It Is Simultaneously A Religion, A Culture, And A Way Of Life, And In All These Aspects It Is Richly Diverse. Understanding Hinduism Is An Accessible And Beautifully Illustrated Introduction To The Key Themes Of Hinduism, From Its Many Gods And Goddesses; Including Vishnu, Shiva And Lakshmi; Ancient Rituals And Ceremonies; Sacred Architecture; Epic Poetry; Karma And Rebirth; The Ways To Liberation That Influenced Buddhism To The Inspiring Teachers And Gurus. The Course Of Hinduism Is Traced, From Its Origins In The Civilizations Of The Indus River Region, CA.3 000BCE, To Its Significance In Indian Culture Today, Providing A Marvellous Introduction For All Those Who Wish To Understand The Indian World-View, This Is An Indispensable Survey.

 

  • Klaus K. Klostermaier: "A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism", Oneworld Publication, London, U.K., 1998, 2014.

With entries on everything from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is an invaluable reference book.

 

  • David Hatcher Childress: "Vimana Aircraft of Ancient India & Atlantis", Adventures Unlimited Press, 1994.

Did the ancients have the technology of flight? In this incredible volume on ancient India, authentic Indian texts such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, are used to prove that ancient aircraft were in use more than four thousand years ago. Included in this book is the entire Fourth Century BC manuscript Vimaanika Shastra by the ancient author Maharishi Bharadwaaja, translated into English by the Mysore Sanskrit professor G.R. Josyer. Also included are chapters on Atlantean technology, the incredible Rama Empire of India and the devastating wars that destroyed it. Also an entire chapter on mercury vortex propulsion and mercury gyros, the power source described in the ancient Indian texts. Not to be missed by those interested in ancient civilizations or the UFO enigma. Tons of illustrations!

 

  • Graham Hancock: "Heaven's Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilisation", Crown Publishers, New York, U.S.A.,  1998.

 

  • Joseph Davidovits: "Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications", Geopolymer Institute, Saint-Quentin, France, 2015.

 

  • Corentin Louis Kervran: original in French: "Preuves en géologie et physique de transmutations à faible énergie", Maloine, Paris, France, 1973.

 

 

 

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Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is online since the 18th of May, 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism; later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect very important contribution to the realisation of this website, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Fracalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, all the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, and last but not least the kind Staff of 1&1. M.L.

 

 

 

 

 

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