Hindu Gods and Goddesses

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Courier Corporation, 2003 - Religion - 499 pages
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The Hindu pantheon comprises such a multitude of gods and goddesses that even the most devout can find it difficult to remember their names and characteristics. This self-contained volume presents a comprehensive picture of the gods and goddesses commonly worshiped in India; their origins, and their related myths and legends. It covers the deities from both the Vedic and Puranic literature, as well as demons, sacred birds, and other lore, all accompanied by excellent illustrations from traditional sources.
 

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Contents

II
9
IV
17
Aoxi From Moors Hindu Pantheon
22
SUBYA
31
Vanuss From a native picture
38
VII
53
VAYU
65
YAMA
78
BALARKMA AVATARA
220
BALARAMA
221
Tan BUDDHA AVArAaA
225
Bunnus Drawn from an image in Ceylon by Rev A
232
II
239
Tun KALKI AVArAn s
245
J AGANNKTH
248
KALKI From a native picture 216
249

THE PURANIC
89
use III Baum
98
SARASVATI
107
Ssalasuri
108
Vrsrmn
116
Visnrw
117
LAxsnm
127
LAKSHMI
129
INCARNATIONS on AvAT laAs or VISHNU 1 Tm MATsm on Frsn AvxrAns
134
MyrsrA Av vrlR
135
Tan Kfiams on Tonrorsn AVArAaA
141
THE Kfnma AVATARA
143
VAnAHA on Bonn AVATARA
144
Tm NarsrNom on MANLION AVArAns
149
VAMANA on DwARr AVArAaA
155
THE VAmam Av n ias
158
PABASURAMA AVATABA
162
THE P u2Asun 1uA AvAr 1RA
164
Tan R 1m CaArrnru AvxrAna
171
THE RAMA CHANDRA AvrvrARs
183
RAVANA
185
KmsuxA AVArAnA
197
Karsmu AVAT IRA
198
KRISHNA SLAYING BsxAscrm
205
RfumA wORSHIPPrG Kmsmu AS KAm
211
KARTIKEYA
215
CHAITANYA
253
KAMADEVA
256
SIVA
262
III
280
PsxcaANsm
283
Um
285
IV
286
PAaVArr
289
DUnaA
296
Tan Cnmr Forms or DUnoA 1 DUBGE
307
SlxomvAnrm
308
Kim
309
Mnxrumsr
317
PnmrAxomA
318
GsmzsAuNAm
320
10
363
KUVIIRA
391
THE Dmncons or THE MsnAnnAaiu
409
CHAPTER PAGE
437
Smaan ANIMALS AND Bnws
448
GmcA
460
NOT DIVmE BEINGS
482
INDEX
491
37
494
363
496
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