Ahobilam The Sacred Abode of the Nava Narasimha
Chithra Madhavan
  • ISBN : 9788195171811
  • year : 2021
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
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The book Ahobilam- The Sacred Abode of the Nava Narasimha is a visual splendour that covers every facet of the Nava Narasimha Kshetra from History, Epigraphical references Sthalapurana to the majestic Gopurams, Mandapams, Konerus, as well as rituals and festivals. The book is the result of extensive research presented with a professional approach, enhanced with vibrant photographs and composed with an aesthetic appearance. The book is a visual feast imparting information about Vishnu’s unique incarnation as Narasimha at Ahobilam. This book embarks the reader on a journey to the religious centre of the group of temples at Ahobilam, and to Ahobila Narasimhaswamy who is compassionate and loving to his devotees. The book is the outcome of the blessings of Sri Ahobila Narasirnhaswamy And His Holiness Srivan Satakopa Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Maha Desikan. CONTENTS Preface 1.Ahobilam Math 2.History of Ahobilam Temple 3.Etymology 4.Inscriptional & Literary Reference 5.Sthalapurana 6.Significance Sri Narasimha Avatar 7.Prahlada – The Great Devotee 8.Ramanuja – The Great Philosopher 9.The Nava Narasimhakshetra 10.Eguva And Diguva Ahobilam 11.Mandapam 12.Koneru 13.Bronze Images 14.Rituals 15.Festivals About the Author: Dr. Chithra Madhavan obtained her M.A. Degree in Indian History with first rank in 1988 from the University of Madras. In 1989 she received her M.Phil. degree from the same University. Subsequently, she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Mysore in 1999. Her Doctoral dissertation has been published as a book entitled “History and Culture of Tamil Nadu – Vol. I.” She was awarded the Junior Fellowship in Epigraphy by the Department of Culture, Government of India for the period 2001-03, and the present book embodies the results of this research work. She is now the recipient of a Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. Dr Madhavan has contributed a number of research papers on epigraphy, art and architecture to various seminars and reputed journals, and also many popular articles to newspapers on Indian history and art.