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)
Best Deals
Shipping on All Items are Expected in 2-3 Weeks on account of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Vedas > Brahmanas > Sri Sarasvati (Saraswati) in Indian Art and Literature
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Sri Sarasvati (Saraswati)  in Indian Art and Literature
Sri Sarasvati (Saraswati) in Indian Art and Literature
Description

From the Jacket:

To dispel Ignorance and Light the lamp of Knowledge had been the endevour of philosophers of every cline throughout the ages. The word Philosophy means love of wisdom. Indians from immemorial ages have been the Vistous of knowledge. The absolute is SAT, CHIT and ANANDA, and CHIT is knowledge.

Abstract-ideas of philosophy become concrestsed from time to time and the worship of different Gods and Goddess of learning. The Book now being published, studies the gradual evolution of the abstract idea into a female divinity worshipped in every household. The Mytho-Poetic faculty of the early philosophers and saints of India is undisrupted. The Brahmanical tradition is a standing proof of the same. Prosperity and development of knowledge, consciousness and learning is the aim of the worship of Saraswati and when new sects were established by religious reformers like Mahavira and Gautama BUDDHA, the popular crabbing for the worship of a divinity into which they can been retained with of couse some modifications.

A large number of Hindu deities have been incorporated into the Buddhist pantheon and this gave rise to Buddhist Tantra literature. The followers of VAJRAYANA made use of attractive philosophical conceptions and tenets of the Original Hindu of Vedic sources as well as of the new points of View of the reformist idealists.

The Siddhas and Tirthankar of Jainism, the Hagiologists in particular had their own constitution towards the modification of the Conception of divinity.

Goddess Saraswati is thus worshipped by the followers of the Three religious Group. The author has analysed this gradual evolutionary process in a masterly manner.

Out author sums up the various concepts, ritualistic practices and iconographical evidences etc. and presents to us a finished picture of this astounding synthsis. Rare figures of the Goddess represented on seals and coins are given in the book.

The author does not omit any source of material from the Vedas down to the modern treatises after the Archaeological excavations at various places. The various Tantra texts, Puranas, Agamas etc. have been thoroughly persued through, Secondary Sources in the way of Journals and reports have been studiously consulted.

Modern texts on various aspects of Buddhism and Jainism have also been made use of adequately. The Bibliography runs into several pages. Plates of various collections of metal images and Miniatures given here add to the usefulness of the book.

 

CONTENTS

 

  Preface vii
1. Introduction 1
2. Sarasvati as a River 5
3. Relation of the Goddess Sarasvati with different Deities 13
4. Different Aspects of the Goddess Sarasvati 19
5. Iconographic Representation of the Goddess Saraswati in the Brahmanical Art 23
6. System of Worshipping of the Goddess Sarasvati in the Brahmanical Pantheon and Results 50
7. Concept and Iconographic Representation of the Goddess of Learning (Sarasvati) in Buddhist Art and Literature 55
8. Concept and Iconographic Representation of the Goddess of Learning (Sarasvati) in Jain Art and Literature 78
  Notes and References 99
  Bibliography 111
  Index 121
  Plates  

Sample Pages













Sri Sarasvati (Saraswati) in Indian Art and Literature

Item Code:
IDE374
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1984
Language:
English
Size:
9.8" X 7.3"
Pages:
134 (B & W Illus: 93)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 536 gms
Price:
$31.00   Shipping Free
Shipping expected in 2 to 3 weeks
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Sri Sarasvati (Saraswati)  in Indian Art and Literature

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 15007 times since 27th Dec, 2019

From the Jacket:

To dispel Ignorance and Light the lamp of Knowledge had been the endevour of philosophers of every cline throughout the ages. The word Philosophy means love of wisdom. Indians from immemorial ages have been the Vistous of knowledge. The absolute is SAT, CHIT and ANANDA, and CHIT is knowledge.

Abstract-ideas of philosophy become concrestsed from time to time and the worship of different Gods and Goddess of learning. The Book now being published, studies the gradual evolution of the abstract idea into a female divinity worshipped in every household. The Mytho-Poetic faculty of the early philosophers and saints of India is undisrupted. The Brahmanical tradition is a standing proof of the same. Prosperity and development of knowledge, consciousness and learning is the aim of the worship of Saraswati and when new sects were established by religious reformers like Mahavira and Gautama BUDDHA, the popular crabbing for the worship of a divinity into which they can been retained with of couse some modifications.

A large number of Hindu deities have been incorporated into the Buddhist pantheon and this gave rise to Buddhist Tantra literature. The followers of VAJRAYANA made use of attractive philosophical conceptions and tenets of the Original Hindu of Vedic sources as well as of the new points of View of the reformist idealists.

The Siddhas and Tirthankar of Jainism, the Hagiologists in particular had their own constitution towards the modification of the Conception of divinity.

Goddess Saraswati is thus worshipped by the followers of the Three religious Group. The author has analysed this gradual evolutionary process in a masterly manner.

Out author sums up the various concepts, ritualistic practices and iconographical evidences etc. and presents to us a finished picture of this astounding synthsis. Rare figures of the Goddess represented on seals and coins are given in the book.

The author does not omit any source of material from the Vedas down to the modern treatises after the Archaeological excavations at various places. The various Tantra texts, Puranas, Agamas etc. have been thoroughly persued through, Secondary Sources in the way of Journals and reports have been studiously consulted.

Modern texts on various aspects of Buddhism and Jainism have also been made use of adequately. The Bibliography runs into several pages. Plates of various collections of metal images and Miniatures given here add to the usefulness of the book.

 

CONTENTS

 

  Preface vii
1. Introduction 1
2. Sarasvati as a River 5
3. Relation of the Goddess Sarasvati with different Deities 13
4. Different Aspects of the Goddess Sarasvati 19
5. Iconographic Representation of the Goddess Saraswati in the Brahmanical Art 23
6. System of Worshipping of the Goddess Sarasvati in the Brahmanical Pantheon and Results 50
7. Concept and Iconographic Representation of the Goddess of Learning (Sarasvati) in Buddhist Art and Literature 55
8. Concept and Iconographic Representation of the Goddess of Learning (Sarasvati) in Jain Art and Literature 78
  Notes and References 99
  Bibliography 111
  Index 121
  Plates  

Sample Pages













Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Sri Sarasvati (Saraswati) in Indian Art and Literature (Hindu | Books)

The Sound Of Devi Sarasvati’s Veena
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 16 inch X 21 inch
Size with Brocade 30.5 inch X 48 inch
Item Code: TH64
$1055.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Devi Saraswati
Batik Painting On Cotton
58 inch x 72 inch
Item Code: BJ12
$95.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Saraswati On a Kirtimukha Chowki
Brass and Wood Statue
12.50 inch Height x 8.60 inch Width x 4.80 inch Depth - Pedestal
3.2 Kg. Total Weight
Item Code: ZEN301
$178.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Saraswati With Lotus Aureole
Stone Statue From South India (Mahabalipuram)
8.70 inch Height x 5.00 inch Width x 2.50 inch Depth
2.4 Kg.
Item Code: ZEN271
$269.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Saraswati - The Goddess of Art, Music and Wisdom
Wood Statue From South India
24.70 inch Height x 17.50 inch Width x 7.50 inch Depth
10.6 Kg.
Item Code: ZEN227
$895.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shri Saraswati Yantra
Brass
3.3" X 3.3"
Item Code: HX70
$15.00
 With Frame (Add $50.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Richly Coloured Devi Sarasvati Mandir
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
17.80 inch Height x 9.70 inch Width x 1.60 inch Depth
1.7 Kg.
Item Code: ZEM122
$198.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Saraswati
Batik Painting On Cotton
35 inches x 48 inches
Item Code: BM50
$45.00
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
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sarasvati Upasana: Method of Worshipping Goddess Saraswati
by Subhash Jain
Hardcover (Edition: 2016)
D.P.B. Publications
Item Code: NAM975
$43.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I have received my parcel from postman. Very good service. So, Once again heartfully thank you so much to Exotic India.
Parag, India
My previous purchasing order has safely arrived. I'm impressed. My trust and confidence in your business still firmly, highly maintained. I've now become your regular customer, and looking forward to ordering some more in the near future.
Chamras, Thailand
Excellent website with vast variety of goods to view and purchase, especially Books and Idols of Hindu Deities are amongst my favourite. Have purchased many items over the years from you with great expectation and pleasure and received them promptly as advertised. A Great admirer of goods on sale on your website, will definately return to purchase further items in future. Thank you Exotic India.
Ani, UK
Thank you for such wonderful books on the Divine.
Stevie, USA
I have bought several exquisite sculptures from Exotic India, and I have never been disappointed. I am looking forward to adding this unusual cobra to my collection.
Janice, USA
My statues arrived today ….they are beautiful. Time has stopped in my home since I have unwrapped them!! I look forward to continuing our relationship and adding more beauty and divinity to my home.
Joseph, USA
I recently received a book I ordered from you that I could not find anywhere else. Thank you very much for being such a great resource and for your remarkably fast shipping/delivery.
Prof. Adam, USA
Thank you for your expertise in shipping as none of my Buddhas have been damaged and they are beautiful.
Roberta, Australia
Very organized & easy to find a product website! I have bought item here in the past & am very satisfied! Thank you!
Suzanne, USA
This is a very nicely-done website and shopping for my 'Ashtavakra Gita' (a Bangla one, no less) was easy. Thanks!
Shurjendu, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India