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Templexity: Comprehensive Analysis & Interpretation of Temple Art

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Item Code: BAB908
Publisher: Notion Press
Language: English
Edition: 2023
ISBN: 9798889759744
Pages: 439 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Other Details 11.50 X 9.00 inch
Weight 1.80 kg
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Book Description
About The Book

“Templexity” takes you on a captivating journey through time as researcher Bopparaju Surendranath shares his life’s work exploring the most extraordinary medieval temples in India and Southeast Asia. Immerse yourself in the vivid imagery and intricate details of these sacred spaces, where the cultural richness of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism intersected to create architectural masterpieces. Key Features: A comprehensive analysis of temple architecture, design, and decoration, reflecting the collective wisdom of extant societies. Over 1,300 stunning images selected from a database of more than 75,000 high-resolution photographs make “Templexity” an art collector’s treasure. Personal insights from the author’s experiences at each temple site. Deep dives into the shared values of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, examining their convergence in these sacred spaces. A celebration of the visionary leaders, architects, and patrons who dared to create such magnificent monuments. An urgent call for the preservation of these priceless heritage sites for future generations. Whether you are an art lover, historian, traveler, or spiritual seeker “Templexity” transports you to a world of artistic splendor and sacred engineering that will leave you in awe. With its meticulously researched content, striking images, and comprehensive approach to understanding the legacy of temple art, “Templexity” is an essential guide for all alike. Prepare to be inspired as you travel back to medieval times and reconnect with our rich & vibrant past.

About the Author

He has a master's degree in artificial intelligence. He traveled widely across India and its neighboring countries, and is an avid and passionate learner. He is driven by a quest to understand the complexities of the Karmic faith temples, especially from science, engineering, and art perspectives. A well-chronicled diary records the subtler aspects of the temples visited. His forte is reaffirming the facts based on the literature, archaeological accounts, heritage records, and monument protection groups. This book is the outcome of a sustained effort based on a detailed analysis of a wide range of temple art imagery to construct a full-fledged narrative.

Deeply inspired by temple art, she contributed to the original pencil sketches that enlivened this edition. A skilled and profoundly passionate artist pursuing her fine arts profession, Swathy's charismatic interpretations capture the precious sculptures with an almost magical intuition. Her renderings result from first-hand observation and close analysis of these sculptural masterpieces, ensuring clarity and purposefulness of design as she strives to recreate their perfection. Her artistic goal is to inspire younger generations to love and care for these finite, irreversible artifacts of the rich historical past by expressing the spiritual purity they embody. Swathy has a master's degree in fashion technology.


The great nations of India, Cambodia, and Indonesia are blessed with abundant archaeological marvels from ancient and medieval times. This book focuses on the most fascinating of these structures; temple complexes created by visionaries charged with the spiritual power of three great religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

Over the last five years, your author has personally visited every temple described, studied their diverse iconographies, and documented the sites with high-resolution digital photography, compiling a database of more than seventy-five thousand pictures. Drawing from this knowledge, we will discover the temple's mysteries, explore shared values an s among the three faiths, and compare these belief systems that flourished in parallel worlds.

Each temple exploration examines the original monument while considering innovation, creativity, and evolutionary changes over the ages. We will use architecture, planning, design, construction, and decoration as metrics. These priceless heritage sites are finite and nonrenewable, making their preservation essential for the invaluable pride of future generations.

Your author firmly believes that every temple this book presents will awe every visitor. The elaboration of the complexities of the majestic and mammoth manifestations makes the temple tours purposeful. Life in stones will inspire and carry one's mind into medieval times.


Gobekli Tepe. Turkey, 10000 BCE: At the site of ruins belonging to the pre-pottery Neolithic Age when the primary engagement of humans was hunting and gathering.

The multiple stratified, historically rich structures, spread across 20 acres, reveal new dimensions of human history. Gobekli Tepe is the most surprising archaeological discovery of modern times, and the remains point to the characteristics of the social order and deep-seated human instincts. Gobekli Tepe is a record of human evolution from hunter-gatherers to settlers. The advent and sustenance of farming, leading to food security. resulted in three significant outcomes:

· Large-scale produce of grains needing a central authority to manage or ration (Maybe a priest). · Obviated the need for a large group of people to be continuously involved in hunting, gathering. or preparing the food · ⚫ Made available spare time for the development of skills in other creative subjects, what we call the art forms today The convergence of the populace at the large-scale granaries guided by a priestly authority marked the beginning of an organized way of the congregation. The place seems no less than a religious sanctuary. It is apparent now that Gobekli Tepe, as postulated by Klaus Schmidt, the principal German archaeologist, provides compelling reasons to believe that temples preceded urban settlements. Primarily, agriculture was the reason for people to organize themselves as groups. These structures intrinsically brought together widely differing tribes, which in turn forced the creation of a model code of conduct or ethics deemed necessary to co-exist. The model code was possibly staffed by a priest who was acceptable to all strata of the society.

Gobekli Tepe is a perfect example of what a temple should be if the convergence of art, science, and faith manifests in a place of worship. The evidence of building science exists in the organized, circular- shaped, pillar-lintel-based, megalithic construction. The current studies have even linked the pillars" position to astronomical phenomena such as winter and summer solstices and equinox.

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