Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
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.
.
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
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Saraswati (The Goddess of Learning and Wisdom)
Displaying 6427 of 7448         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Saraswati (The Goddess of Learning and Wisdom)
Saraswati (The Goddess of Learning and Wisdom)
Description
About the Book

Sarasvati is one of the most important goddess of the Hindu pantheon, who emerged out of the tounge of Brahma. She had been so beautiful and charming that Brahma had to create five faces in order to keep her in his constant gaze. She has been adored as the goddess of learning and her individual sculptures have been under worship in India and abroad. She was also held in high esteem by the Buddhists and the Jainas.

About the Author

Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University, served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi, the Archaeological Museum, Nalanda, and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documentation of over fifty thousand antiquities, in these museums, representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, beads, seals and sealing, ancient Indian numismatics, wood work, miniatures and paintings, textiles and Pearce collection of gems, ranging from the earliest times to the late medieval period. He was awarded, in 1987, a fellowship, for his monograph on the Temples of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has authored more than fifty books.

Contents

1 Introduction 1-14
2 Iconography 15-33
(1) As a Hindu Deity, (2) Dvadasa Sarasvati-(i) Mahavidya, (ii) Mahavani, (iii) Bharati, (iv) Sarasvati, (v) Arya, (vi) Brahmi, (vii) Mahadhenu, (viii) Vedagarbha, (ix) Isvari, (x) Mahalaksmi, (xi) Mahakali, (xii) Mahasarasvati; (3) As a Buddhist Goddess-(i) Sarasvati, (ii) Mahasarasvati, (iii) Vajravina-sarasvati, (iv) Vajrasarada, (v) Arya Sarasvati, (vi) Vajra Sarasvati, (vii) Sakti Sarasvati, (4) As a Jaina Goddess-(i) Srutadevi, (ii) Sarasvati, (iii) Vagdevi, (i) Two-armed, (ii) Four-armed, (iii) Six-armed, (iv) Eight-armed, (v) Ten-armed.
3 Other Aspects 34-44
(i) Misled Kumbhakarna, (ii) Overpowered the mind of Kaikeyi and Manthara, (iii) Received Badavagni, (iv) Provides passage for Siva, (v) Goddess of Art and Music, (vi) As a physician, (vii) Sarasvati and Janguli, (viii) Sarasvati and Manasa Devi, (ix) Sarasvati and Mahamaya, (x) Veda Mata.
4 Projection in Art 45-83
(i) The Vehicle-(1) Sculptural Art-(i) Individual Images-(a) Two-armed, (b) Four-armed, (c) Six-armed, (d) six-headed; (ii) Brahma and Sarasvati, (iii) Sarasvati with Visnu, (iv) Sarasvati with Siva, (v) As Brahmani, (2) The Numismatic Profile, (3) Indian Seals and Sealings, (4) Evidence of the Buddhist Art-(i) Sarasvati with Manjusri; (ii) Individual Sculptures, (5) Jaina Sarasvati-(a) Four-armed, (b) Six-armed, (c) Eight-armed, (d) Sixteen-armed, (e) Miniatures.
5 Sarasvati as a River 84-90
6 Sarasvati Abroad 91-98
Tibet, Japan-Benten as the Goddess of Music and Fine Arts as well as Good Luck, Benzai-ten as Jealous Goddess, Coin-Washing Benten or Zeniarai Benten, Benten as Progenitor, Benzai-ten and Acupuncture.
Arati of Sarasvati 99

Saraswati (The Goddess of Learning and Wisdom)

Item Code:
IDK605
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2006
ISBN:
8176464864
Size:
8.8" X 5.6"
Pages:
98
Price:
$14.00   Shipping Free
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
Saraswati (The Goddess of Learning and Wisdom)

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 9097 times since 25th Dec, 2011
About the Book

Sarasvati is one of the most important goddess of the Hindu pantheon, who emerged out of the tounge of Brahma. She had been so beautiful and charming that Brahma had to create five faces in order to keep her in his constant gaze. She has been adored as the goddess of learning and her individual sculptures have been under worship in India and abroad. She was also held in high esteem by the Buddhists and the Jainas.

About the Author

Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University, served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi, the Archaeological Museum, Nalanda, and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documentation of over fifty thousand antiquities, in these museums, representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, beads, seals and sealing, ancient Indian numismatics, wood work, miniatures and paintings, textiles and Pearce collection of gems, ranging from the earliest times to the late medieval period. He was awarded, in 1987, a fellowship, for his monograph on the Temples of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has authored more than fifty books.

Contents

1 Introduction 1-14
2 Iconography 15-33
(1) As a Hindu Deity, (2) Dvadasa Sarasvati-(i) Mahavidya, (ii) Mahavani, (iii) Bharati, (iv) Sarasvati, (v) Arya, (vi) Brahmi, (vii) Mahadhenu, (viii) Vedagarbha, (ix) Isvari, (x) Mahalaksmi, (xi) Mahakali, (xii) Mahasarasvati; (3) As a Buddhist Goddess-(i) Sarasvati, (ii) Mahasarasvati, (iii) Vajravina-sarasvati, (iv) Vajrasarada, (v) Arya Sarasvati, (vi) Vajra Sarasvati, (vii) Sakti Sarasvati, (4) As a Jaina Goddess-(i) Srutadevi, (ii) Sarasvati, (iii) Vagdevi, (i) Two-armed, (ii) Four-armed, (iii) Six-armed, (iv) Eight-armed, (v) Ten-armed.
3 Other Aspects 34-44
(i) Misled Kumbhakarna, (ii) Overpowered the mind of Kaikeyi and Manthara, (iii) Received Badavagni, (iv) Provides passage for Siva, (v) Goddess of Art and Music, (vi) As a physician, (vii) Sarasvati and Janguli, (viii) Sarasvati and Manasa Devi, (ix) Sarasvati and Mahamaya, (x) Veda Mata.
4 Projection in Art 45-83
(i) The Vehicle-(1) Sculptural Art-(i) Individual Images-(a) Two-armed, (b) Four-armed, (c) Six-armed, (d) six-headed; (ii) Brahma and Sarasvati, (iii) Sarasvati with Visnu, (iv) Sarasvati with Siva, (v) As Brahmani, (2) The Numismatic Profile, (3) Indian Seals and Sealings, (4) Evidence of the Buddhist Art-(i) Sarasvati with Manjusri; (ii) Individual Sculptures, (5) Jaina Sarasvati-(a) Four-armed, (b) Six-armed, (c) Eight-armed, (d) Sixteen-armed, (e) Miniatures.
5 Sarasvati as a River 84-90
6 Sarasvati Abroad 91-98
Tibet, Japan-Benten as the Goddess of Music and Fine Arts as well as Good Luck, Benzai-ten as Jealous Goddess, Coin-Washing Benten or Zeniarai Benten, Benten as Progenitor, Benzai-ten and Acupuncture.
Arati of Sarasvati 99
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Goddess Saraswati Seated in Lalitasana on Lotus Throne
Brass Statue
12.5 inch x 7.5 inch x 5 inch
4.43 kg
Item Code: ZAH74
$225.00
Backorder
Backorder
Mother Saraswati - A True Picture of Wisdom and Affection
Brass Statue
9.5" X 7.5" X 5.5"
3.7 Kg
Item Code: EM33
$245.00
Backorder
Backorder
Goddess Saraswati
Brass Statue
6.0 inch X 4 inch X 3.0 inch
0.76 kg
Item Code: ZAD82
$55.00
Backorder
Backorder
Large Size Goddess Saraswati
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
36.0 inch x 17.0 inch x 7.0 inch
17.0 kg
Item Code: EG23
$995.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Gaja-Lakshmi with Saraswati and Ganesha
Madhubani Painting on Hand Made Paper
Folk Painting from the Village of Madhubani (Bihar)
Artist: Alka Devi
21 inch X 29 inch
Item Code: DM43
$275.00
 With Frame (Add $225.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Large Size  Goddess Saraswati Playing on Vina
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
37.0" X 17.0" X 6.0"
15.4 Kg
Item Code: RI31
$995.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Saraswati Playing Veena
Brass Statue
9.5 inch x 6.5 inch x 4.0 inch
2.8 kg
Item Code: ZBN12
$175.00
Backorder
Backorder
Goddess Saraswati (Inlay Statue)
Brass Statue with Inlay
9.0 inch x 6.5 inch x 4.5 inch
2.9 kg
Item Code: ZBM44
$255.00
Backorder
Backorder
Sri Sarasvati (Saraswati)  in Indian Art and Literature
by Dr. Niranjan Ghosh
Hardcover (Edition: 1984)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IDE374
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Lost River: On the Trail of the Sarasvati (Saraswati)
by Michel Danino
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Penguin
Item Code: IHG074
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sri Saraswati Puja
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
Item Code: IDI953
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Fast and reliable service.
Dharma Rao, Canada
You always have a great selection of books on Hindu topics. Thank you!
Gayatri, USA
Excellent e-commerce website with the most exceptional, rare and sought after authentic India items. Thank you!
Cabot, USA
Excellent service and fast shipping. An excellent supplier of Indian philosophical texts
Libero, Italy.
I am your old customer. You have got a wonderful collection of all products, books etc.... I am very happy to shop from you.
Usha, UK
I appreciate the books offered by your website, dealing with Shiva sutra theme.
Antonio, Brazil
I love Exotic India!
Jai, USA
Superzoom delivery and beautiful packaging! Thanks! Very impressed.
Susana
Great service. Keep on helping the people
Armando, Australia
I bought DVs supposed to receive 55 in the set instead got 48 and was in bad condition appears used and dusty. I contacted the seller to return the product and the gave 100% credit with apologies. I am very grateful because I had bought and will continue to buy products here and have never received defective product until now. I bought paintings saris..etc and always pleased with my purchase until now. But I want to say a public thank you to whom it may concern for giving me the credit. Thank you. Navieta.
Navieta N Bhudu
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India