Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017)
The Twin Siva Temples of Bhukailash: An archaeological and anthropological observation
Author(s): Priyanka Kanrar, Jaydeep Mondal
Abstract: A temple is a place of worship for followers of Hinduism and these are the symbols of Hindu religion as well as Temples are important religious aspect of Hindu culture. Temples and classical codes have had their own functional network and these were conditioned by the cultural codes of given time. Temples survive by the conditional cultural codes and mainly by their functional network. The objectives of the present study are to study ancient temples in urban context, specifically to throw light in the study of ancient motif and structure, and finally, to know whether any work of Cultural Resource Managements applied there or not. The methods and techniques as used for data collection in the present study were direct intensive interview (unstructured), questionnaire (open-ended). It is worth mentioning that the questionnaires that were given to the samples covered a wide range of issues like, description of the temples, role and functions of temples, some awareness programmes of the government. The intensive interviews as conducted were unstructured but the context of the interview questions were used as guidelines to give direction to the interviewee.