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The Myths Of Narasimha And Vamana

Author : Deborah A. Soifer
ISBN : 0791408000
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The Sanskrit Puranas and epics are replete with stories of the avatars, incarnations of the god Visnu in various forms to rid the universe of malevolent forces and to restore the proper cosmic balance. As Narasimha, half-man half-lion, Visnu finds a loophole in the pact of invulnerability the demon Hiranaipu has received from god Brahma, and rends the demon apart with his claws. As the brahmin dwarf, Vamana, Visnu deceives the demon Bali with his diminutive appearance and thwarts Bali's attempt to gain universal sovereignty. After carefully analyzing the myths of Vamana and Narasimha, Deborah Soifer grounds her study in the textual history of each avatar and its myth, in their religious contexts, and in the intricate cosmology of the classical period of Hinduism. Contrasting the bestial persona of Narasimha with Vamana's priestly appearance and his associations with early cosmologic themes, she finds complementarity and significance in this pair as they are viewed in the larger context of periodic cosmic destructions and recreations. While focusing primarily on these two mythological figures, Soifer's work explores the relationship between dharma and the 'devious' acts of gods; the interplay between cosmic and 'sociocosmic' levels of reality; and the relationship between cosmology, theology, and soteriology in a religious worldview.

South Asia In Review

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Asian Folklore Studies

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Vividharatnakara??aka

Author : Christine Chojnacki
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Vienna Journal Of South Asian Studies

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Mythology Of Vishnu And His Incarnations

Author : Manohar Laxman Varadpande
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Annals Of The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute

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The Journal Of Asian Studies

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Nikephoros

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Encyclopaedia Of Hindu Iconography

Author : Raju Kalidos
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Vol. I Visnu It was supported by a contingency grant of the ICHR. It contains the results in the literature and field. Monuments of early medieval period all over South India was visited and the literature in Tamil and Sanskrit consulted. Being the first in a series of four volumes, it has a chapter on religion and political background. The results of the monuments surveyed in the field are presented in the third chapter under the sub-heads ‘Upper Deccan’, ‘Lower Deccan’ and ‘Far South’. However, the most important part is the investigation of Tamil sources that is a much-neglected aspect in Indian art historical research. In the present volume, the Tamil quota of thought embodied in the Nalayiram is examined. xxxv+341 p., 13 col. & 149 b/w photos, figs. & maps, Glossary, Bibliography, Index; ISBN:81-88934-34-8 Vol. II Siva This is result of the project, supported by the UGC. The field was visited few more times from Elephanta in the west to Vilinam in the Far South. The volume in design is slightly modified. The first chapter presents an examination of the sources in Tamil literature, especially the hymns of the bhakti savants, the Nayanmar, particularly the Tevaram. There are not less than 8000 hymns under vast corpus, the examination of which has inspired western scholars to pay attention to the Tamil sources in the investigation of an Indian iconographic theme. The II-IV chapters examine the Saiva iconographical themes, as they are present in the Upper Deccan, Lower Deccan and Far South. The other chapters attempt an analytical study of the distribution pattern of the iconographical themes and their aesthetic value. xix+319 p., 12 col. & 165 b/w photos, figs., Glossary, Bibliography, Index; ISBN: 81-88934-35-6 Vol. III Sakti Goddesses This volume is on Sakti Goddesses. The first chapter presents an account of sources in both Tamil and Sanskrit. The Tamil sources examined are those of the Cankam classics and the pre-Pallava Cilappatikaram and Manimekalai. In addition to the Devimahatmyam, some liturgical works (e.g. Lalitasahasranama) and the Mattavilasaprahasana are examined. Chapters II-IV present an account of the iconographical typologies of Devi in Upper Deccan, Lower Deccan and Far South. The distribution pattern and aesthetics of the forms of Devi as they appear in early medieval art are discussed in the other chapters. As in the other volumes, a simple quantitative method is applied to assess the status of Devi within the Hindu pantheon during the period under study. xiii+173 p.,14 col. & 108 b/w photos, figs., Glossary, Bibliography, Index; ISBN : 81-88934-36-4 Vol. IV: Part I Ganapati and Skanda-Murukan; Part II Brahma and other Deities This volume is in two parts. The first part deals with Ganapati and Skanda-Murukan. The second part deals with Brahma and other Deities. The volume is designed in four chapters, the first dealing with sources and the others with iconographical forms found in the Upper Deccan, Lower Deccan and Far South. The chapter bearing on sources discusses the data forthcoming from Tamil and Sanskrit. In an overall perspective, the present series is an important contribution because it has a special bearing Tamil sources dealing with the major and minor deities of the Hindu pantheon. Few American-Indian and British scholars have examined the Tamil sources in an entirely different context. xii+270 p., 17 col. & 62 b/w photos, figs., Glossary, Bibliography, Index; ISBN : 81-88934-37-2

Religion In Art And Archaeology

Author : Jitendra Nath Banerjea
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Economics Section 1 History Section 3

Author : Ann Buller
ISBN : 0731500687
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Ancient Indian Tradition Mythology The Varaha Pur??a

Author : Jagdish Lal Shastri
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Genealogy Of The South Indian Gods

Author : Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg
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Guide To Indian Periodical Literature

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The Adyar Library Bulletin

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Hayagr?va In South India

Author : Kamala Elizabeth Nayar
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This book is about how mythology may be purposively adapted in the service of theology. It does so at the hand of Hayagrīva, since the 14th century C.E. revered as a full form of the Supreme Lord Viṣṇu in the local Śrīvaiṣṇava tradition of South India, but originally a relatively minor pan-Indian deity. Convincingly laying bare the complexity in respect of the pan-Indian images of Hayagrīva, it makes clear that there is no single unilinear history of this deity. It subsequently reconstructs the 'Śrīnivaiṣṇava History' of Hayagrīva, and brings out the selectivity involved in borrowing materials from the pan-Indian and local levels. Amidst the incredible complexity encountered here, this study exposes, however, that the emblems and functions of different images show continuity, although a god's status may change according to the sect.

Hindu Myths

Author : Anna Libera Dallapiccola
ISBN : IND:30000093064669
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"India has long been regarded as the home of Hinduism, its mythology constituting the backbone of Indian culture. These myths have been adapted over the centuries to incorporate new or revised characters, and continue to play a central role in modern Indian life. Retold here in their colourful and dramatic splendour, they touch on the key narrative themes of creation, preservation, destruction, delusion and the bestowal of grace. They also portray the main deities of the Hindu pantheon - Shiva, Vishnu and Devi - and their relationships with anti-gods, nymphs and ascetics. Drawn from a variety of sources, most notably the encyclopaedic texts the Puranas, the myths range from the early centuries AD to the sixteenth century, conveying their enduring appeal and the religious teachings derived from them"--P. [4] of cover.

American Book Publishing Record

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Hindu Epics Myths And Legends In Popular Illustrations

Author : Basilēs G. Bitsaxēs
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