Fractal geometry as the synthesis of Hindu cosmology in Kandariya Mahadev temple, Khajuraho

Iasef Md Rian, Jin Ho Park*, Hyung Uk Ahn, Dongkuk Chang

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The underlying relationship between Hindu cosmology and fractal theory is manifested in Hindu temple where fractal geometry acts as the language. This paper has analyzed the Kandariya Mahadev temple at Khajuraho as the paradigm of Hindu temples with regard to fractal geometry and describes the syntheses of fractal features of the temple from the Hindu cosmology and philosophy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4093-4107
Number of pages15
JournalBuilding and Environment
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cosmic energy
  • Degree of details
  • Fractal dimension
  • Iteration
  • Self-similar repetitions
  • Vastu Purusha Mandala

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