Siva Temple Architecture etc.
TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE etc.
Rao Bahadur P. SAMBANDAM, B.A., B. L.
The Two Sisters, Galava, The Eye of Love, the Curse of Urvasi, The Merchant of Vanipura, Fate and Love, Simhalanatha, Pushpa" valli, Amaladitya, Magapathi, The Ideal Wife, Siruthondar, The Golden Fetters, True Love, The Bandit Chief, Bricks-Between, At any Cost, The Fair Ghost, Brahmin vs Non-Brahmin, Vijaya. rangam, As you i ike it, Sati Salochana, Lord Buddha, The Tragedy of Silence, The Good Fairy, Geetha Manjari, The True Brother, Maiavikagnimitra, Chandrahari, The Demon Land, Sabapathy Part I, The Pongal Feast or Sabapathy Part II, A Rehearsal or Sabapathy Part III, Sabapathy Part TV, Mixture, Blessed in a Wife, The Dancing Girl, Subadra-Arjuna, Karna the Giver, Sahadeva's Stratagem, The Surgeon General's Prescription, Vichu's Wife, Sakuntala, Vikramorvasi. The Point of View, The Two Selves, The Tragic Denouement, The Sub-Assistant Magistrate of Sultanpet, Harischandra, , Blind Ambition, Markandeya, Sarangadhara, Manohara, The Two Friends, The Knavery of Kalappa, As We Sow-So We Reap, Over Forty Years Eefore the Foötlights Parts I, II, III. IV, V & VI, The Search, Prince Koneri, The Crowd in the Shandy, Ratnavali, The Gypsy Girl, Vaikunta Vaithiyar, Dikshithar Stories, Funny Stories, The Good Sister, Short Stories, Hints to Actors, The Tamil Drama, Humorous Essays, A handbook for Tamil Talkies, Stray Flowers, The Wedding of Vasli, Talkie Experiences, The Dead revived, Asthanapura Dramatic Company, Music-Mad, Sabapathi-Zamindar The Nine Playlets, Siva Temples in India and beyond, in Tamil; and Harischandra, and Yayathi in English.
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This is not a scientific treatise, but a popular primer to interest saivites in their temple architecture etc. I have called this small book “Sivalaya Silpangal etc.” because most of the examples I have referred to are about saivite temples, but almost all the remarks will equally apply to Vishnu temples also ; I have also to. mention that the word ‘Silpam' in Tamil includes architecture, sculpture, and painting also.
The one great defect of this book is that I have not been able to publish illustrations of the various things mentioned herein; as a great authority says, “an illustration would probably show clearly what has to be described in several pages even "... I have collected the illustrations necessary, but the great cost of preparing blocks thereof and the scarcity of suitable paper to print them, have made me guilty of omitting to illustrate this book. I hope to rectify this defect in the second edition, by which time I hope and trust that the necessary materials could be had for their pre-war-price.
Another difficulty I had to contend with was, that I could not find suitable words in Tamil to translate English words and expressions used in standard English works like those of the late Sir J. Fergusson, Burgess etc. In this and other respects I will be immensely thankful to my readers if they would send me suitable words and expressions better than those that I have used. I will also be thankful for any corrections in the mistakes that I might have made in writing this book, for I claim no originality herein.
I have to conclude by saying, that I intend this work as a sort of introduction to another voluminous work entitled “Siva shrines in India—and beyond" which I have begun publishing. .