Constructing the Guru: Ritual Authority and Architectural Space in Medieval India

Sears, Tamara I.
March 2008
Art Bulletin;Mar2008, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the relationship between rituals and architecture in India. It examines the figure of a guru, known for representing wisdom and spiritual knowledge. Information about the role of a guru in ancient Indian culture is provided and the architecture of their dwellings, called mathas, is described. The presence of mathas as monasteries and sacred spaces is also explored. The matha at Chandrehe is specifically examined.


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