Architectural and Intangible Cultural Heritage Significance of Āṇṭāḷ- Vatapatraśāyī Temple, Srivilliputtur

Rajukalidoss, Parthiban and Mathew, Deepak John (2019) Architectural and Intangible Cultural Heritage Significance of Āṇṭāḷ- Vatapatraśāyī Temple, Srivilliputtur. PhD thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Hinduism is a heterogeneous course, otherwise syndicated. Vaiṇavam (Ta.) / Vaiṣṇavism (Viṣṇu), Çaivam (Ta.) /Śaivism (Śiva), Śāktam or Śaktism (Śakti-Devī, the Mother Goddess), Gāṇāpatya (Gaṇapati), Kaumāra (Skanda-Murukaṉ) and Sauram (Sūrya) collectively make for Hinduism. Each of these sects qualifies for a religion; but is considered as sub-sects of the religion. Furthermore, each of these sects are not monolithic but are agglomeration of several folk and tribal cults. The bhakti literature of Tamil Āḻvārs and Nāyaṉmārs draw inspiration from Sanskrit themes as well as vernacular and folk motifs, canonized in the Vaiṇava Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (‘Nālāyiram’) and Śaiva Paṉṉirutirumuṟai respectively. The aim of the project is to disembark on the cultural heritage significance of Āṇṭāḷ/Kōtai of Śrīvilliputtūr, the only woman mystic among the twelve Āḻvārs. Gender and its perspectives on cultural heritage is an emerging field. Ethnographies current approaches of Indology regarding Indian women are prompting to address Gender, Heritage and the Hindu religion. The UNESCO protects heritage properties under the theme common heritage of humanity, with a framework of international Standard Setting Instruments. By assessing cultural heritage significance of Āṇṭāḷ/Kōtai, we advocate for a ‘thematic World Heritage category’ entitled for Woman Focal Cultural Heritage.

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Mathew, Deepak JohnUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNESCO, Cultural Heritage, Andal, Srivilliputur, Tangible, Intangible cultural heritage, Women TD1578
Subjects: Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 07:08
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 07:08
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