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This appendix of the book Temple Consecration Rituals in Ancient India: Text and Archaeology contains four appendices. The first appendix presents a list of abbreviations, and the second contains a list of texts describing the Prathameṣṭakā, Garbhanyāsa, and Murdheṣṭakā. The third appendix shows a list of technical terms from the Prathameṣṭakā, Garbhanyāsa, and Murdheṣṭakā chapters of the Kāśyapaśilpa. The final appendix also presents the catalogue of the archaeological finds. The book focuses on three important construction rituals of the Hindu tradition: the laying of the first stones, the placing of the consecration deposit, and the placing of the crowning bricks.

Keywords: ancient India; Garbhanyāsa; Murdheṣṭakā; Prathameṣṭakā; temple consecration rituals



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