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God Of Desire

Author : Catherine Benton
ISBN : 9780791482612
Genre : Religion
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Presents Kamadeva, the Hindu god of desire, in tales, art, and ritual. Also covers Kamadeva's appearance in Buddhist lore.


Author : Anuja
ISBN : 8129134594
Genre : Fiction
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Ideally, Kama should have been happy. But what he felt was apprehension and there was no shaking the feeling that he had been tempered with fire to prepare him solely for what lay ahead. Kamadeva, the charming wielder of the sugarcane bow and the flower-tipped arrows, born out of the wellspring of Brahma's latent passion, has for long remained an enigma. This enthralling story of the God of Desire explores his many wondrous adventures, as well as his heady romance with Rati, his chief consort. Best friends with Indra, the King of the Gods, tutor to the Apsaras in the art of lovemaking, Kamadeva lives a dream life in the magnificent Kingdom of Amaravathi-until danger strikes when he incurs the wrath of Shiva because of a preordained curse. Follow Kama as he hurtles towards his destiny and the Destroyer's dreaded third eye. Find out if he will rise from the ashes to reign supreme as the King of Hearts or if he will be doomed to spend an eternity as Ananga - the bodiless one. In Kamadeva: The God of Desire, the author masterfully marries imagination with stellar research to bring to vivid life one of the most intriguing Gods of the Hindu pantheon. Laced with wit and narrated in contemporary flavour, Kamadeva will take you on a rollicking ride into the heart of desire and its tantalizing dark side. Key Features: An entertaining yet insightful look at Kamadeva, one of the most intriguing Gods of the Hindu pantheon. The narrative is a powerful combination of remarkable research and creative embellishments. Kamadeva: The God of Desireis one of the most anticipated books in the mythology genre from the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince. The author's wit and vivid imagination make Kamadeva's story an extremely delightful and engaging read.

The Handbook Of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

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ISBN : 1932476032
Genre : Art, Tibetan
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Based on the author's previous publication The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious.

Encyclopaedia Of Hindu Gods And Goddesses

Author : Suresh Chandra
ISBN : 8176250392
Genre : Goddesses, Hindu
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The Secret Garland

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ISBN : 9780199830947
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This book offers new translations of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli, composed by the ninth-century Tamil mystic and poetess Kotai. Two of the most significant compositions by a female mystic, the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli give expression to her powerful experiences through the use of a vibrant and bold sensuality, in which Visnu is her awesome, mesmerizing, and sometimes cruel lover. Kotai's poetry is characterized by a richness of language in which words are imbued with polyvalence and even the most mundane experiences are infused with the spirit of the divine. Her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli are garlands of words, redolent with meanings waiting to be discovered. Today Kotai is revered as a goddess, and as a testament to the enduring relevance of her poetry, her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli continue to be celebrated in South Indian ritual, music, dance, and the visual arts. This book aims to capture the lyricism, beauty, and power of Kotai's original works. In addition, detailed notes based on traditional commentaries, and discussions of the ritual and performative lives of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli highlight the importance of this ninth-century poet and her two poems over the past one thousand years.

Indian Architectural Theory And Practice

Author : Vibhuti Chakrabarti
ISBN : 9781136778827
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In this ground-breaking study the traditional Indian science of architecture and house-building,Vastu Vidya, is explored in terms of its secular uses, at the levels of both theory and contemporary practice. Vastu Vidya is treated as constituting a coherent and complete architectural programme, still of great relevance today. Chakrabarti draws on an impressive amount of textual material, much of it only available in Sanskrit, and presents several extremely valuable illustrations in support of the theories expounded. Each chapter deals with one architectural aspect, and chapters are divided into three sections. For each aspect, the first section explains the prescriptions of the traditional texts; the second section deals with the rather arbitrary use of that aspect by contemporary Indian architects trained in the western manner but striving to relate to Indian roots; while the last section in each chapter explores the selected use of that particular aspect by contemporary Vastu pundits, with their disregard for architectural idiom.

A Classical Dictionary Of India

Author : John Garrett
ISBN : OXFORD:N10273278
Genre : Hinduism
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Desire And Devotion

Author : Pratapaditya Pal
ISBN : UOM:39015054446482
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"The catalogue is accompanied by two introductory essays: "Introduction: Desire and Devotion," by Pratapaditya Pal, and "Artistic Production, Religious Practice: Material and Ideological Constraints," by Hiram Woodward."--BOOK JACKET.

The Philosophy Of Desire In The Buddhist Pali Canon

Author : David Webster
ISBN : 9781134279401
Genre : Religion
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David Webster explores the notion of desire as found in the Buddhist Pali Canon. Beginning by addressing the idea of a 'paradox of desire', whereby we must desire to end desire, the varieties of desire that are articulated in the Pali texts are examined. A range of views of desire, as found in Western thought, are presented as well as Hindu and Jain approaches. An exploration of the concept of ditthi(view or opinion) is also provided, exploring the way in which 'holding views' can be seen as analogous to the process of desiring. Other subjects investigated include the mind-body relationship, the range of Pali terms for desire, and desire's positive spiritual value. A comparative exploration of the various approaches completes the work.

The Nala Damayant? Drawings

Author : Alvan Clark Eastman
ISBN : MINN:319510022899187
Genre : Drawing
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The Encyclopedia Of Tibetan Symbols And Motifs

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ISBN : 157062416X
Genre : Art
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An ultimate sourcebook to the symbolic language of Tibetan art. Hundreds of author Robert Beer's own exquisite line drawings depict major Tibetan symbols and motifs--landscapes, deities, animals, plants, gurus, mudras (ritual hand gestures), dragons and other mythic creatures--ranging from complex mythological scenes to small, simple ornaments. Line art throughout.

Esoteric Principles Of Vedic Astrology

Author : Bepin Behari
ISBN : 8120725603
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Esoteric Principles of Vedic Astrology - A Treatise on Advanced Predictive Techniques

Imagining Holiness

Author : Justin Jaron Lewis
ISBN : 9780773535190
Genre : History
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Hasidic tales are often read as charming, timeless expressions of Jewish spirituality. The best-known versions of these stories, however, have been rewritten for audiences outside traditional Judaism and few works have explored Hasidic tales as they were created by Hasidic Jews.

Dictionary Of Hindu Gods And Goddesses

Author : T. Renga Rajan Iyengar
ISBN : UOM:49015002952274
Genre : Reference
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The Book Systematically Studies Various Hindu Gods And Goddesses Based On Hindu Sacred Literature. It Covers Their Earliest References And The Evolution Of Their Worship, Their Attributes And Forms, And Their Signific-Ance In The Hindu Scheme Of Worship. It Also Includes References To Many Animate/Inanimate Sacred Beings/Things Associated With The Deities.

Life And Values

Author : Paramahamsa Prajnanananda
ISBN : 9788178990491
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Practicing Human Values In Our Daily Lives Implies Organizing One'S Life In Such A Way That All Our Thoughts, Words And Actions May Result In Harmony With Our Set Of Interpersonal Relationships. It Entails Principles, Morality And Ethical Assets. A Thought Is Like The Seed We Plant, The Sprout Is The Result Of Our Work And The Tree Or The Fruit Is The Final Manifestation, So Every Human Life May Become A Reflection Of The Divine. The Choice Is Totally Ours. Life Values Are The Main Arteries To Reach The Goal Of Life. After A Sincere Evaluation Of One'S Life, Establishing One'S Own Philosophy, Each One Of Us Is To Truly Accept One'S Own Responsibilities. To Practice Human Values Is To Accept Full Responsibility For One'S Own Life. This Gives Us The Power To Move Forward, Grow And Become Truly Independent And Free.

An Introduction To Nepal

Author : Rishikesh Shaha
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113418656
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History Of Indian Medicine Containing Notices Biographical And Bibliographical Of The Ayurvedic Physicians And Their Works On Medicine From The Earliest Ages To The Present Time

Author : Girindranāth Mukhopādhyāya
ISBN : UOM:39015072157913
Genre : Medical personnel, Ayurvedic
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Karttikeya The Son Of Shiva

Author : Shakti M. Gupta
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Genre : Kārttikeya (Hindu deity)
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Kamadeva S Pleasure Garden Orissa

Author : Thomas E. Donaldson
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Genre : Art
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Medieval Indian Literature

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Covers the period, 1100-1800; v. 1 includes selections from Assamese, Bengali, and Dogari.

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