THE PENANCE PANEL AT MĀMALLAPURAM – SOME OBSERVATIONS

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Several arguments in identification of penance panel at Māmallapuram have been presented by scholars. The arguments are well documented in the following link which is sufficient for reference. http://puratattva.in/2016/07/07/mamallapuram-the-great-penance-3718 Nevertheless, I would like to cite some more references to clarify the details of the relief and its identification. Both the scenes – Bhagīratha’s penance and…

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VṚTTA SPHUṬITAM

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          There are so many elements prescribed in Vāstu scriptures to decorate a Vimāna. Such an element is Vṛtta sphuṭa. The definition of the same is prescribed in Kāmikāgama as एवं कुम्भलता प्रोक्ता वृत्तस्फुटितमुच्यते षडष्टदशभिर्भानुमनुवैकारमात्रकैः  ११९ व्यासतारार्धनिष्क्रान्ता द्वित्र्यंशं वा द्विभागिकम् वृत्ताकारं समं चेत्तु तोरणाङ्घ्रिवदायतम्  १२० सकन्धरं तदूर्ध्वे तु शुकनास्या विभूषितम् वृत्तस्फुटितमत्रोक्तं द्युस्थसद्मविभूषितम्  १२१           The…

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