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This bibliography contains a list of reference books, articles, and other works that have been cited for the book Temple Consecration Rituals in Ancient India: Text and Archaeology. 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. These rituals are described in numerous Sanskrit texts on architecture and religion, which date from ca. 7th to 16th centuries AD. It is therefore hardly surprising that the book is based mainly on textual sources. The chief source is the Kāśyapa;śilpa, a South Indian treatise on art and architecture and ritual, written in Sanskrit, usually dated 11th?12th century AD.

Keywords: ancient India; Hindu tradition; Kāśyapa;śilpa; temple consecration rituals; textual sources

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