Aspects of Early Viṣṇuism
Visnu holds a divinity of highest rank among the Hindus. In the present work, the author has made an attempt to sketch the main features in the character of Visnu as they appeared in different ages.
The book has an enlightening introduction, a list of abbreviations, four indices and detailed footnotes.
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Visnu and the mountains
The sacrificial post
Some other beliefs in connection with Vişnu
The gods abode 93 E The śāla
The gods names
The gods exploits
Vişnu and kingship
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