From the Jacket
This important study presents a comprehensive and critical survey of Vaisnava-Bhakti movements through the ages; its vedic origin, medieval evolution and modern trends in India. The learned author acquaints readers with numerous hidden, symbolic meanings behind anthropomorphic form of Vishnu, his incarnations, Radha, devotee, methods of worship and the siddhis a devotee secures through Bhakti-yoga.
It brings into light the philosophies of Ramanuja (Visistadavaitavada), Vallabha (Suddhadvaitavada), Nimbarka (Dvaitadvaitavada), Namadeva, Tukaram, Kabir, Chaitanyadeva, Tulsidasa, Mirabai, Sankaradeva, Mahadeva and his successors. This monotheistic research on Vishnu is based on ancient Sanskrit scriptures and throws a search light on obscure, hidden, symbolic, philosophical, psychological and historical meanings behind Vedic and Puranic stories and legends.
About the Author
Late Shri Rabindra Kumar Siddhantashastree (1911-1983) had all along an extraordinary brilliant academic career. Besides being a Premchand Roychand scholar (Calcutta, 1955) he is a holder of five Tirtha and seven Shastree titles and was lecturer in the department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, Calcutta University before his sad demise. He is an author of a number of valuable and thought-provoking books which will keep his name alive in the word of scholars of Indian religions. His contributions to human knowledge are Saivism Through the Ages (1975) History of Pre-Kaliyuga India (1978).
Preface Chapter 1 Visnu as conceived by the Vedic Seers Chapter 2 Origin and Sanctity of the Salagram Chapter 3 Different types of Salagram Chapter 4 Ten Prominent Incarnations of Lord Vishnu Chapter 5 The Twenty-four Incarnations Chapter 6 Vaisnavism in the Puranas Chapter 7 Vaisnavism in the Narada-Pancaratra Chapter 8 Vaisnavism in Southern India Chapter 9 Vaisnavism in North India Chapter 10 Vaisnavism in Assam Bibliography Index
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Item Code: IHD78 Author: Rabindra Kumar Siddhantashastree Cover: Hardcover Edition: 1985 Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. Language: English Size: 150 x 190 mm Pages: 208 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 365 gms