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Vishnu-Lakshmi, as the name suggests, is a book about the premier deities of Hinduism, the husband-wife team of Vishnu and Lakshmi. The book traces the evolution of Vishnu and Lakshmi in the Vedas, the epics and the Puranas. The ten incarnation or avataras of Vishnu are delineated in detail. The iconographic representation of Vishnu and Lakshmi, the legends associated with their lives, the emergence of Sri Lakshmi, and the marriage of Vishnu and Lakshmi are dealt with extensively. The tales of Lakshmi in the incarnations of Vishnu and her many aspects and dwelling places are also detailed. The temples and the worship of Vishnu-Lakshmi, their devotees etc. lend interesting sidelights to the cult of Vishnu-Lakshmi.

About the Author

Ashish Khokar is a well-known writer and commentator on the arts and crafts: culture and civilization; religion and spirituality of India. He has been a critic for the Times of India, columnist for several magazines, a TV personality and editor of attendance, India's year-book on dance. He is based in Bangalore and Chennai.

Research Associate Dr. Saraswati Swaminathan has a rich and variegated experience of the philosophy, culture and the arts of India. She has been a lecturer of philosophy at Mumbai University and has conducted field studies and documented several performing arts traditions. She is also an archivist of repute for cultural material.

 

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Vishnu-Lakshmi 1
In the Vedas, the epics and the Puranas... 4
Iconographic Representation 6
Incrnations or Avataras 9
Legends of Vishnu 20
Hariharaputra-Ayyappan 23
The Coming of Sri Lakshmi 24
Lakshmi with Vishnu 26
Lakshmi in the Incarnations of Vishnu 26
The Many Aspect and Dwelling Places of Lakshmi 27
Iconographic Representation of Lakshmi 29
Alakshmi 31
Legends of Vishnu-Lakshmi 32
As Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavati 32
Reunion with Lakshmi 35
Oppiliyappar and Bhumi Devi 37
Marriage with Rukmini 38
Lord Vishnu's Marriage with Sri Andal 39
Temples & Worship of Vishnu 40
Devotees of Vishnu 41

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Vishnu-Lakshmi

Item Code:
IDC927
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2001
ISBN:
81-7167-569-7
Language:
English
Size:
8" x 5.2"
Pages:
49
Other Details:
(B&W.illus: 6)
Weight of the Book: 88 gms
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About the Book

Vishnu-Lakshmi, as the name suggests, is a book about the premier deities of Hinduism, the husband-wife team of Vishnu and Lakshmi. The book traces the evolution of Vishnu and Lakshmi in the Vedas, the epics and the Puranas. The ten incarnation or avataras of Vishnu are delineated in detail. The iconographic representation of Vishnu and Lakshmi, the legends associated with their lives, the emergence of Sri Lakshmi, and the marriage of Vishnu and Lakshmi are dealt with extensively. The tales of Lakshmi in the incarnations of Vishnu and her many aspects and dwelling places are also detailed. The temples and the worship of Vishnu-Lakshmi, their devotees etc. lend interesting sidelights to the cult of Vishnu-Lakshmi.

About the Author

Ashish Khokar is a well-known writer and commentator on the arts and crafts: culture and civilization; religion and spirituality of India. He has been a critic for the Times of India, columnist for several magazines, a TV personality and editor of attendance, India's year-book on dance. He is based in Bangalore and Chennai.

Research Associate Dr. Saraswati Swaminathan has a rich and variegated experience of the philosophy, culture and the arts of India. She has been a lecturer of philosophy at Mumbai University and has conducted field studies and documented several performing arts traditions. She is also an archivist of repute for cultural material.

 

Contents

 

Vishnu-Lakshmi 1
In the Vedas, the epics and the Puranas... 4
Iconographic Representation 6
Incrnations or Avataras 9
Legends of Vishnu 20
Hariharaputra-Ayyappan 23
The Coming of Sri Lakshmi 24
Lakshmi with Vishnu 26
Lakshmi in the Incarnations of Vishnu 26
The Many Aspect and Dwelling Places of Lakshmi 27
Iconographic Representation of Lakshmi 29
Alakshmi 31
Legends of Vishnu-Lakshmi 32
As Lord Srinivasa and Goddess Padmavati 32
Reunion with Lakshmi 35
Oppiliyappar and Bhumi Devi 37
Marriage with Rukmini 38
Lord Vishnu's Marriage with Sri Andal 39
Temples & Worship of Vishnu 40
Devotees of Vishnu 41

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