The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning

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Binkey Kok Publications, 1993 - Religion - 150 pages
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Hinduism is more than a religion; it is a way of life. Its rich and multicoloured history has made the structure of its mythical and philosophical principles into a highly differentiated maze, of which total knowledge is a practical impossibility. This volume cannot offer a complete survey of the meaning of Hinduism. It is an extensive compilation of important deities and their divine manifestations, so that modern students can understand the significance of the Hindu pantheon.
 

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Contents

The Images Speak 13 Positions 14 Surrounding
33
Animal Gods and Divine Animals
55
Asceticism and Devotion 73 The Bhagavad Gita 76
76
Regrouping and Integration 83 Brahma 87
87
Ganesha 123 Mahadevi
127
Holy places 139 Signs of Sects 141 Index 142
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