Chandramolle Modgil: How significant is wood, as a raw material, in Himalayan Buddhist structures?
Laxman S. Thakur: Whether in Buddhist or brahmanical structures, wood has been very used prominently. In Himachal, there is archaeological evidence of wood right from the first century CE, when some…
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Blackburn, Stuart H. 1985. ‘Death and Deification: Folk…
A wooden temple is a subtle reproduction of a deodar tree in form and spirit. If nature has bestowed deodar tree to conceptualize a temple, the man has contributed his artistic talent, ingenuity and skill to make it beautiful. Thus, a wooden temple identifies itself with the divine wood, not only…