Buddhist Monasteries of Nepal: A Survey of the Bāhās and Bahīs of the Kathmandu Valley (Paperback)

Buddhist Monasteries of Nepal: A Survey of the Bāhās and Bahīs of the Kathmandu Valley By John K. Locke, Hugh R. Downes (Photographer) Cover Image
By John K. Locke, Hugh R. Downes (Photographer)
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A definitive survey of the rich legacy of some 360 Buddhist architectural structures and remains in and around the Kathmandu Valley, including both the urban centers of Kathmandu, Patan and Baktapur, as well as surrounding villages. The study examines, for each site, its history, extant sacred images, details of toraṇa, caitya and other architectural features, as well as the overall maṇḍala represented in the monastery structure. The author also records a myriad of ethnographic details of Nepalese monastic life, such as daily and annual rituals, initiations, lineage deities, monastic governing structure and economics. First published in 1985 in a local Nepalese imprint, this newly edited volume, including some additional illustrations, benefits from modern scanning technology, revealing for the first time the high quality of the historic photographs.




Product Details
ISBN: 9781778252228
ISBN-10: 1778252222
Publisher: Orchid Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2023
Pages: 456
Language: English