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Chapter 2MotherGoddess in the Pre and ProtoHistoric Period
Chapter 3Mother Goddess in the Vedic Period
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Aditi Agni Ancient appears archaeological Ardhanarlsvara Aryans ASIAR associated Atharvaveda Banerjea Bengal Bharhut Bhattacharya Brahma Buddhist Calcutta Century A.D. Chattopadhyaya child coins conceived conception connected consort Dasgupta definitely deity devi Dikshit divine doubt Durga early Earth Goddess Epics female figure fertility festival figurines Ganesa Ganga Gariga Goddess cult gods Grihya Sutra Gupta period Harappa Hindu Hinduism Ibid Iconography identified images India Indra Indus Valley Jyestha Kali Kusana Laksmi large number later Linga literature London lotus Macdonell Mahabharata male Manasa Markandeya Matrikas Matsya mentioned Mohenjodaro Mother Goddess Mother Goddess worship Museum Myth Mythology Naga Ndga nude observes origin Parvatl personified pithas popular Prakriti Prithivi Purana Ramayana refers religion religious representation represented Rigveda Rudra Sakta Sakti Sarasvatl Sasthi sculptures seal serpent similar Siva Slta Tantras Tantric temple terracotta tlrtha Usas vahana Vedas Vedic period Visnu wife women Yamuna Yoni