Impact of Iconography in Temple Architecture with the reference of Pushpagiri Temple Complex, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh

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Barun Mandal

Faculty, Department of Painting
Dr YSR Architecture and Fine Arts University,
Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh,India

Abstract: The impact of iconography has been seen from ancient rock art to heritage temple architecture, relevance to medieval, modern, and liquid modern contexts. Iconography helps to understand the narration and execution of artistic skill with aesthetic values where icon used for the Upasana purposes which are the representational form of God and goddess. The purpose of strong communication and to visualize the mythical facts makes people experienced. And south India is in central point to discuss art, architecture, iconography, and its aesthetics which make understandable with history of literature and religion. Indian mythological icon has been shown with common features in south India, Kadapa region which consists of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Rama, Vishnu along with the different narration about gods and asuras comes from Vedas and Puranas. Temple in Pushpagiri is full of curved, monolithic, scaled, iconology, iconography, change or posters, ornamentations and ability to communicate with specters. Art aesthetics, execution, design principles help to define the enclosure of temple complex and its topography.

Key Words:Aesthetics, Art & Design, Architecture, Heritage, , Iconography ,Symbol