The Art of Loving Krishna: Ornamentation and Devotion (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Jul 7, 2010 - Art - 256 pages
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Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation -- dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across temple thresholds and into the god Krishna's sacred domain. She describes what devotees see when they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why these images look the way they do. She discusses new media as well as global forms of devotion popular in India and abroad. The Art of Loving Krishna opens a universe of meaning in which art, religious action, and devotion are dynamically intertwined.

  

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Contents

00intro
1
01chap1
28
02chap2
74
03chap3
123
04chap4
176
05conclusions
200
06notes
209
07biblio
219
08index
225
09blurb
229
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About the author (2010)

Cynthia Packert is Professor of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Middlebury College. She is author of The Sculpture of Early Medieval Rajasthan.

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