De beeldentaal van het indoe´sme
Eva Rudy Jansen
Binkey Kok Publications, 1993 - Religion - 150 pages
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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The Images Speak 13Positions 14Surrounding
Animal Gods and Divine Animals
Asceticism and Devotion 73The Bhagavad Gita 76
Regrouping and Integration 83Brahma 87
Ganesha 123 Mahadevi
Holy places 139 Signs of Sects 141 Index 142
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Agni animals antelope appeared arms aspect attributes battle beads became become body bowl Brahma carries characteristic cloth club cord created creation creatures crown dancing demons depicted described destruction devotion divine drum Durga ears earth example express faces female figure fire five flower followers forces four Ganesha garments gesture goddess gods hair hairstyle hands head Hindu Hinduism holy human identified illustrations images important incarnation India indicates Indra king known Krishna later lingam live lotus male manifestation means Mother mountain natural ocean origin ornaments particular period person play position practice principle protection Puranas qualities Rama religion religious represents rides ritual river role sacrificial seated seen shell Shiva shows significance skull snake sometimes sound standing stories strength symbol temple tion universe usually Vedas Vedic viewed Vishnu weapon wear wife worshipped