Hindu Gods and Goddesses


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This title is a modest contribution to an understanding of the major groups of deities that feature in the Vedas, Epics and Puranas as well as in Hindu folk religion. The deities are chosen from a delightful but often neglected group of bronzes, many illustrated for the first time, that are mainly 19th century South Indian in origin. The text provides a brief account of the rich mythology associated with the principal deities. Its explanation of terms, the diagrammatic guide to the symbols and hand-gestures and the index make this a useful and straightforward introduction to Hindu iconography.

Published: 1996 (Eighth Reprint)
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback