Table of Contents

9 Foreword

Part I Introduction
17 About the Meaning and Symbolism in Mythic Art
20 The European Legacy
25 The Lion in Art and Architecture
52 Kirtimukha at Sculptures, 5th to 17th Centuries
59 Kirtimukha's Identity with the Atmosphere - the Sky Face
63 Kirtimukha's Brother, the Sun-Bird Garuda
71 Kirtimukha, the Devouring Sun , and the Breath of Life - an identity of Contraries

Part II Nepal
83 Introduction
87 Building Components Bearing Kirtimukhas
97 Animals and Hybrid Cretures in Newar Architecture
111 The Early Phase: Temples, Shrines and Buddhist Votive
       Architecture - 7th to 11th Centuries
145 Temples - 13th to 18th Centuries
239 Patan Palace (Darbar) - 16th to 18th Centuries
279 Buddhist Votive Architecture - 17th to 19th Centuries
305 Temples, Palaces and Domestic Architecture - Late 18th to 20th Centuries

Part III India
323 Kirtimukha in Architecture through the Ages 2nd to 14th Centuries
327 Ajanta
342 Ellora
348 Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, Nachna-kuthara,, Gyaraspur, Madkheda, Khajuraho, Vijayanagar
369 Orissa

Part IV South-East Asia
387 Java and Cambodia
389 Central Java - Borobudur and Prambanan
435 Cambodia - Angkor
479 Myanmar - Bagan

486 Endnotes