Eclipse Iconography in South Indian Temples

The material in my collection on eclipse iconography found in South Indian temples is extensive and complicated. Even though I have mainly been photographing it on the side – as it were – while pursuing other goals. I have been … Continued

The Eclipse Pavilions of South India

On the East Coast Road from Chennai to Pondicherrry, just South of the Mahabalipuram bypass and the exit to Chengalpattu, on the western side of the road, there is a small pillared pavilion right next to a Ganesha temple named … Continued

Eleanor Mannikka’s Angkor Wat

Part 2, the importance of astronomy in temple doctrine The second installment of my series on Eleanor Mannikka’s book on Angkor Wat describes the importance of astronomy in Hindu (Sanatana Dharma) temple doctrine. The role of astronomy in the calendar/panchangam, … Continued