Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Hindu > MYTHS FROM THE MAHABHARATA VOL. 1 (QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY)
Displaying 5584 of 6952         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
MYTHS FROM THE MAHABHARATA VOL. 1 (QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY)
MYTHS FROM THE MAHABHARATA VOL. 1 (QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY)
Description
About the Book

The book deals with three mythical account from the Mahabharata namely: (i) Garuda and the Nagas and the wager between Vinata and Kadru; (ii) Kaca, Sukra and Devayani; and (iii) The 'Churning of the Ocean'. It presents a detailed study of these accounts and proposes that they have deeper ethnosocial implications. The conflict between the Nagas and Garuda, together with the wager between Vinata and Kadru, form a tale of two phratries of the bigger Naga clan, and their seeming conflict is an instance of complementary rivalry, characteristic of early societies. The account of Kaca, Sukra and Devayani is based, mainly, on the ritual and belief regarding initiation, involving a pattern of 'swallowing and disgorging, which is indicative of symbolic death and rejuvenation. The 'Churning of the Ocean' is a myth of Creation.

The author has traced these mythical accounts from the early Vedic through the later literature, which are subjected to comparison with tribal and sculptural evidence, both form India and outside.

About the Author

Prof. Sadashiv Ambadas Dange, very well known in India and outside India well known in India and outside India for his contribution to the study of Indology, particularly Sanskrit, and is considered to be an authority on the meaning of Hindu myths and rituals. His numerous books include - Pastoral Symbolism from the Rgveda (University of Poona, 1970), Vedic Concept of 'Field' and the Divine Fructification (University of Bombay, 1971) Sexual Symbolism from the Vedic Ritual (Ajanta Publication, Delhi 1979), Encyclopaedia of Puranic Beliefs and Practices, Vols. I-V, (Navrang, New Delhi, 1986-90), the latest being Towards Understanding Hindu Myths (Aryan Books International, New Dehi,1996).

Prof. Dange had been R.G. Bhandarkar Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit at the University of Bombay (Mumbai) and twice President of the Vedic Section at the sessions of the all India Oriental Conference (1980 & 1985). He was consultant editor for the Encyclopaedia of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning and Editor for the Indian Section Meaning, Toronto (Canada) for more than a decade.

The honours conferred on him include - Silver Medal from the Asiatic Society of Bombay (1983), 'Special Honour' by the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Academy (1989), Felicitation by the State Govt. of Maharashtra (1990) and the Certificate of Honour from the President of India, to mention a few.

Contents

    Preface
    Introduction

  1. Garuda
    1. The Legend
    2. Garuda and the Nagas
    3. Garuda, the Devourer
    4. The Vedic Prototype
    5. Garuda and other Divinities
    6. The Wager
  2. Kaca and Sukra
    1. The Legend
    2. Gods, Asuras and 'Swallowing'
    3. Extension of the Motif
    4. Secondary Narratives
  3. Churning of the Ocean
    1. The Legend
    2. The Churning
    3. The Churn-staff and the Rope
    Appendices - A - F
    Bibliography
    Index

MYTHS FROM THE MAHABHARATA VOL. 1 (QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY)

Item Code:
IDD787
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1997
Publisher:
Aryan Books International
ISBN:
81-7305-116-X
Language:
English
Size:
8.7" X 5.7"
Pages:
331
Price:
$32.00
Discounted:
$24.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$8.00 (25%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
MYTHS FROM THE MAHABHARATA VOL. 1 (QUEST FOR IMMORTALITY)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5270 times since 2nd Feb, 2013
About the Book

The book deals with three mythical account from the Mahabharata namely: (i) Garuda and the Nagas and the wager between Vinata and Kadru; (ii) Kaca, Sukra and Devayani; and (iii) The 'Churning of the Ocean'. It presents a detailed study of these accounts and proposes that they have deeper ethnosocial implications. The conflict between the Nagas and Garuda, together with the wager between Vinata and Kadru, form a tale of two phratries of the bigger Naga clan, and their seeming conflict is an instance of complementary rivalry, characteristic of early societies. The account of Kaca, Sukra and Devayani is based, mainly, on the ritual and belief regarding initiation, involving a pattern of 'swallowing and disgorging, which is indicative of symbolic death and rejuvenation. The 'Churning of the Ocean' is a myth of Creation.

The author has traced these mythical accounts from the early Vedic through the later literature, which are subjected to comparison with tribal and sculptural evidence, both form India and outside.

About the Author

Prof. Sadashiv Ambadas Dange, very well known in India and outside India well known in India and outside India for his contribution to the study of Indology, particularly Sanskrit, and is considered to be an authority on the meaning of Hindu myths and rituals. His numerous books include - Pastoral Symbolism from the Rgveda (University of Poona, 1970), Vedic Concept of 'Field' and the Divine Fructification (University of Bombay, 1971) Sexual Symbolism from the Vedic Ritual (Ajanta Publication, Delhi 1979), Encyclopaedia of Puranic Beliefs and Practices, Vols. I-V, (Navrang, New Delhi, 1986-90), the latest being Towards Understanding Hindu Myths (Aryan Books International, New Dehi,1996).

Prof. Dange had been R.G. Bhandarkar Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit at the University of Bombay (Mumbai) and twice President of the Vedic Section at the sessions of the all India Oriental Conference (1980 & 1985). He was consultant editor for the Encyclopaedia of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning and Editor for the Indian Section Meaning, Toronto (Canada) for more than a decade.

The honours conferred on him include - Silver Medal from the Asiatic Society of Bombay (1983), 'Special Honour' by the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Academy (1989), Felicitation by the State Govt. of Maharashtra (1990) and the Certificate of Honour from the President of India, to mention a few.

Contents

    Preface
    Introduction

  1. Garuda
    1. The Legend
    2. Garuda and the Nagas
    3. Garuda, the Devourer
    4. The Vedic Prototype
    5. Garuda and other Divinities
    6. The Wager
  2. Kaca and Sukra
    1. The Legend
    2. Gods, Asuras and 'Swallowing'
    3. Extension of the Motif
    4. Secondary Narratives
  3. Churning of the Ocean
    1. The Legend
    2. The Churning
    3. The Churn-staff and the Rope
    Appendices - A - F
    Bibliography
    Index
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Kalyug: A Modern Mahabharata (Hindi Film DVD with English Subtitles) - Fimfare Award Winner for Best Film
Shyam Benegal
Eagle Home Entertainment (2008)
150 Minutes
Item Code: ICP056
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Karan Vadh - The Death of Karna: From the Mahabharata (DVD)
Raj Kapoor
Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.(2009)
Approx. 138 Mins
Item Code: IZZ369
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Draupadi Chir Haran - A Poignant Episode from the Mahabharata (DVD)
B.R. Chopra
Moser Baer India Ltd.(2008)
Item Code: IZZ597
$12.00$9.00
You save: $3.00 (25%)
The Killing of Jaidrath and Dronacharya - Episodes from the Mahabharata (DVD)
B.R. Chopra
Moser Baer India Ltd.(2008)
Item Code: IZZ595
$12.00$9.00
You save: $3.00 (25%)
Burning of the House of Wax and Bhima's Marriage - Episodes from the Mahabharata (DVD)
B.R. Chopra
Moser Baer India Ltd.(2008)
Item Code: IZZ594
$12.00$9.00
You save: $3.00 (25%)
Draupadi Swaymwar: From the Mahabharata (DVD)
B.R. Chopra
Moser Baer India Ltd.(2008)
Item Code: IZZ375
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Bhishma's Pledge, Bheeshma Pratigya: From the Mahabharata (DVD)
B.R. Chopra
Moser Baer India Ltd.(2008)
Item Code: IZZ380
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
Yudhishthara in His Durbar
Deal 40% Off
Water Color Mysore Painting on Paper
Artist: Chandrika
28 inch X 23 inch
Item Code: PS59
$595.00$267.75
You save: $327.25 (40 + 25%)
महाभारत सर्वस्वम्: The Mahabharata Retold in Sanskrit (An Old Book)
by श्री वेंकटचलस्य (Shri Venkatachalasya)
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
Sampurnanand Sanskrit University
Item Code: NZA347
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
महाभारत: Mahabharata - Aadi Parva and Sabha Parva (Part-I)
by Pandit Ramnarayan Dutt Shastri
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Gita Press, Gorakhpur
Item Code: GPB046
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
Vyasa's Mahabharata
by Chitra Krishnan
Illustrated by Arun Kumar

Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Tulika Publishers
Item Code: NAH450
$15.00$11.25
You save: $3.75 (25%)
Inspiring Tales from the Mahabharata
by Ram Lal Verma
Hardcover (Edition: 1988)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Item Code: IDK254
$16.50$12.38
You save: $4.12 (25%)
The Essence of Mahabharata
by H.S. Brahmananda
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati
Item Code: NAH266
$10.00$7.50
You save: $2.50 (25%)
महाभारत: Mahabharata in Simple Hindi (An Old and Rare Book)
by पं. महावीर प्रसाद मिश्र (Pt. Mahavir Prasad Mishra)
Hardcover (Edition: 2000)
Tej Kumar Book Depot Pvt. Ltd, Lucknow
Item Code: NZI951
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
મહાભારત ની કથા: Mahabharata (Gujarati)
by હરેન્દ્ર શુક્લ (Harendra Shukla)
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Shree Harihar Pustakalay, Surat
Item Code: NZI082
$50.00$37.50
You save: $12.50 (25%)

Testimonials

I have been your customer for many years and everything has always been A++++++++++++ quality.
Delia, USA
I am your customer for many years. I love your products. Thanks for sending high quality products.
Nata, USA
I have been a customer for many years due to the quality products and service.
Mr. Hartley, UK.
Got the package on 9th Nov. I have to say it was one of the excellent packaging I have seen, worth my money I paid. And the books where all in best new conditions as they can be.
Nabahat, Bikaner
Whatever we bought from Exotic India has been wonderful. Excellent transaction,very reasonable price excellent delivery. We bought so many huge statues, clothes, decorative items, jewels etc. Every item was packed with love.
Tom and Roma Florida USA
Namaste. I want to thank you as I have received the statue and I shall always remember the service provided to such good standards.
Dr. B. Saha, UK
I received my Green Tara statue today and it's absolutely lovely, much nicer than I'd hoped--thank you so much for arranging its manufacture for me!
Betsy, California
Parcel received is brilliantly packed by your dispatch team. Excellent collection, beautiful Micro-art work. The items are exactly same as displayed. Hats-off to the collection team. The shiva linga Ring & Garuda pendant were superb. Its pleasure shopping every time. God bless your team with good energy to continue this Real collection work.
Badarinath, India
Jamavar arrived so quickly and is beautiful, thank you!
Caro
Your service is exceptional. I am very pleased with your professionalism.
Shambhu, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India