Eclipse Iconography in South India 27 September @ Mythology Classroom

I have been invited by the online platform Mythology Classroom to give a presentation on eclipse-related iconography found in South Indian temples and pavilions on Sunday 27th September 2020, at 10 PM Indian Standard Time. My presentation includes the art-historical … 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

Gangadhara, Carrier of Ganga, the Heavenly Connection

This post about Shiva as Gangadhara, Carrier of the Sacred River Ganga, is dedicated to all the keepers of the Star Lore, and especially to Stella Wheildon, guardian of Australian matristic lore. Her reference to the “two heavenly dogs [or … Continued