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Dr D Dennis Hudson’s path-breaking book presents his extraordinary interpretation of the Vaikunta Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram as a three-dimensional mandala. His insight, based on Tirumangai Alvar’s poetry and a close study of the Bhagavata Purana illumines layers of meaning embodied in the architecture and sculpture of his temple.
This volume is a “summary interpretation” for the general reader, or a larger academic work entitled The Body of God, published in the US. It is the inspired response of a scholar who has been passionately involved with his subject for several decades.
About the Author
D. Dennis Hudson (1938–2006) was Emeritus Professor of World Religions at Smith College and one of the foremost American scholars of the religions of India. He spent a lifetime in the study of Hinduism, particularly the Bhagavata tradition.