Established in 1969, Manohar is a publishing house and a bookseller serving individuals and libraries. We export books by mail and have a bookstore at Ansari Road in Delhi.
Manohar initially sold only rare and out of print publications, but soon branched out into local sale/export of new books published in India, and then into publishing of scholarly works under its own imprint.
27 July, 2012
Gods and Temples in South India
Temples in South India
foreign and Indian tourists and pilgrims visit the thousands of shrines that
testify to India’s great cultural and religious heritage. This book has been
written as an introduction to the mythological and religious background of the
gods worshipped in temples and carved in beautiful status. It also gives a
detailed description of the numerous episodes depicted on the walls and inside
the shrines. God in ancient India was not only worshipped in the form of a man,
but also as a woman. All that ‘appears’ if one looks attentively at the living
stones. A journey through south India is definitely as aesthetic experience. A
fascinating reading for all those interested in the history of and cultural
tourism in India.
Winand M. Callewaert Ph.D. D.Lit. (1943) is Research
Director of Indian Studies at the Department of Oriental Studies, Leuven,
Belgium. With the collaboration of many scholars and devotees in India he has
made an outstanding collection of the oldest available manuscripts of Sant
literature on microfilm.