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Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Hindu Gods and Goddesses
$16.50
Item Code: IDD024
Author: A G Mitchell
Publisher: UBS Publishers' Distributors Ltd.
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 8185674639
Pages: 135
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.8" x 5.5"
(b&w.illus.:76)
From the back of the Book

The crowded pantheon of Hinduism, magnificently represented in art and dramatically described in the great classics of Hindu religious literature, is a fascinating but often complex subject. Hindu Gods and Goddesses is a modest contribution to an understanding of the major groups of deities that feature in the Vedas, Epics and Puranas as well as in Hindu folk religion.

The deities are chosen from a delightful but often neglected group of bronzes, many illustrated for the first time, that are mainly nineteenth century South Indian in origin. The text provides a brief account of the rich mythology associated with the principal deities. Its explanation of terms, the diagrammatic guide to symbols and hand gestures and the index make this a useful and straightforward introduction to Hindu iconography.

Contents:

Deities are listed in plate number

Introduction
Fig. I Hand gesture (mudras), hair styles, symbols, etc.
Fig. II Symbols and weapons
Bibliography
Surya (Surya Narayana)
Brahma
Brahma
Sarasvati
Sarasvati
Vishnu
Vishnu, Bhogasthanakamurti
Vishnu, with Shridevi and Bhudevi
Lakshmi-Narayana
Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda
Matsya
Kurma
Varaha
Narasimha
Vamana
Parashurama
Rama
Shatrughna and Lakshmana
Yashoda
Krishna
Krishna Kaliyadamana
Krishna as a boy stealing the butter ball
Krishna and Radha
The child Krishna lying on a fig leaf
Balarama
Kalkin
Vishnu reclining on the serpent Shesha
Vitthali
Garuda
Ramanuja
Shiva Somaskanda
Shiva Chandrashekhara
Virabhadra
Shiva and Parvati (Uma Maheshvara)
Shiva Nataraja
Nandin
Ganesha
Skanda
Karttikeya
Narada
Khandoba and Mhalsa
Bhairava
Hanuman
Ravana
Arjuna and Bhima
Durga
Mahishasuramardini
Pidari
Karaikkal - Ammaiyar
Shani (the planet Saturn)
Index

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