|Title||VISUAL ANALYSIS OF BUDDHIST ARAMAS: CASE STUDY TOTLA KONDA, VISAKHAPATNAM|
Partha Sarathi Mishra & Ravindra Patnayaka
GITAM University, INDIA
Each and every Buddhist prescient shall have special attributions and uniqueness. This paper focuses on identifying such elements which contributed the imageability of the physical setting of any Buddhist precincts. An intensive visual survey has been carried out at Totla Konda, Visakhapatnam revealed many specific attributes such as water as element, strategic zoning for different purposes, specific spaces for prayers and educations, global cultural juxtapositions. The selection criterion for choosing Totla konda, a case study as this site has been discovered recently and unveiled many interesting facts and finding. The ergonomics reflected in the sculptural ecstasy even while friezing all architectural accomplishments. The derelict souvenirs patronize the organization of spaces in accordance with the intention of promoting continuous religious and educational missions as well in socio-cultural juxtaposition even across the seas. This study also tries to correlate the past present and future conditions of Buddhist Aramas with respect to its physical setting.