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Book Details

Elements of Hindu Iconography
(in 4 Parts Bound in 2)
T A Gopinatha Rao
Bibliography : lii, 2003pp., 256 Plates, Demy 8vo.
HB ISBN (10) : 8175361697
HB ISBN (13) : 9788175361690

About the Book:

The origins of image worship in India appears to be very ancient and its causes are not exactly known. According to Patanjali the process of fixing the mind on some subject well defined in space. This has of two kind- Internal and External. The book reveals the theory of Panini and the early attempts of an archaeologist of our country for a deligent, mythological background meaning and moral aims.<-p>

The book is in two volumes and each volume is again in two parts. It is defined by the worship of Ganpati, Vishnu and other major and minor Avtars. Volume I deals with Aditya and Navagrahas ( Nine planets). Volume II begins with the introduction discussing the cult of Shiva and other important aspects of Shiva. Vol. II part II contains description of Subrahmanya, Nandikesvara and Adhikarnandi, Chandeshvara Bhakta, Arya or Hariharputra Kshetrapalas, Brahma and the Dikpalakas and demi-Gods.<-p>

The treatment has been made by 282 photographs as illustrations and sacred images. Yantras and Sutras are defined and expressed in such a way which is projected as a mirror of Hindu Iconography.<-p>

Elements of Hindu Iconography, by T A Gopinatha Rao


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