International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | India | Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014 | Rating: 6.3 / 10


Symbolism in Hindu Temple Architecture and Fractal Geometry - Thought Behind Form

Tanisha Dutta | Vinayak S. Adane


Abstract: The structural order followed by nature, also adopted in the construction of Hindu temples, was to depict the ultimate truth. This became possible by following fractal geometry. Fractal geometry plays a major part in the transmission of the symbolic intended meanings from the visibly manifested art and architecture of the temple, to the intellect of human beings, for perception in the correct sense. This paper is therefore an attempt to integrate and analyse the fields of study of, temple architecture, fractal geometry, symbolism, human perception of architectural expression, and temple concept through cosmology and philosophy. It is advocated that the use of fractal geometry in the construction of temples, and sculptures adorning them, helps in imparting the temple concept and idea in its correct value.


Keywords: Temple architecture, fractal geometry, symbolism, self similarity, human perception


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014,


Pages: 489 - 497



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