Astrology and Religion in Indian Art
In India, Astrology Is Not Merely A Method Of Divination, But An Integral Part Of Its Religious And Cultural Traditions. The Book Explores The Interrelatedness Of Astrology, Art And Religion. In The Beginning It Deals With The Foundations Of Hindu Astrology And Its Rich Symbolism. It Then Goes On To Describe The Various Representations Of Astral Symbols In The Traditional Arts Of Sculpture And Painting. Finally, The Book Shows How Artistic Representations Of Astral Deities Such As Planets And Stars Are Used In Ritual And Worship.
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19th century A.D. Aditya Agni Agni Purana Alpha Aquarius Aries arrow Aslesa auspicious birth chart body Brhaspati Budha called Candra Caturvarga-cintamani celestial chariot drawn colour cosmic creator Daksa deity Dhanu divine division Drekkanas earth face four hands golden Gujarat hands she holds head heavens holds a rosary horoscope painting horses icons images Indian astrology Jupiter Kamadeva Kannada Kanya Karka Ketu Krttika Kumbha Libra lithographed lotus lunar asterisms lunar mansion lunar month Maharashtra Makara Mangala Mars Mercury Mithuna Modhera moon Mrgasiras muhurta Mysore mythology naksatra ornaments Pisces planetary planets purusa Rahu Rahu and Ketu Rajasthan Rasi realm riding a chariot ritual Sagittarius Sanaiscara Sani Saturn Scorpio shining signs Sirhha Siva Skanda Purana solar stars Sukra Sun temple Surya symbol symbolises Taurus traditional triangles Tula Varahamihira Varuna Vayu Vedas Vedic Venus Virgo Visakha Visnu vrata khanda Vrsabha Vrscika wears worshipped Yama yantra zodiac