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In ancient India icons were symbols of the Divine path, India perhaps more than anywhere else covers herself with imagery of Gods and Goddesses. Reminders of the Divine path.
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 The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)  Adrian Snodgrass The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism (2 Vol)   $150.49  $112.87  Buy Now 
The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Singon Buddhism surveys and re-interprets the vast work of traditional and modern Japanese scholarship on the twin Mandalas. Adrian Snodgrass of the University of Sydney (Australia) has spent several years of detail the iconography of each and every deity of these two Mandalas as well as to bring out their traditional symbolism that reflects the Tantric thought in its earliest phases. Tantrism or Mantrayana reached China and Japan earlier than it did in... 
 Architecture of Manasara : Illustrations of Architectural and Sculptural Objects - Manasara Series 5  Prasanna Kumar Acharya Architecture of Manasara : Illustrations of Architectural and Sculptural Objects - Manasara Series 5   $31.49  $23.62  Buy Now 
This is the fifth volume in the Architecture of Manasara series by Prasanna Kumar Acharya. It contains well over hundred plates exclusively devoted to the illustration of the text in the other volumes. Every aspect of architecture, from the insignificant one of fixing a peg to the elaborate construction of a multi-storeyed structure, is taken care of. The noteworthy feature is the minute attention and great care lavished in the preparation of drawings to clarify: The choice of sites for... 
 The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography  Margaret Stutley The Illustrated Dictionary of Hindu Iconography   $38.49  $28.87   
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Indian art is becoming increasingly popular in the West, but it cannot be appreciated fully without some knowledge of the religious and philosophical background. Margaret Stutley covers all aspects of Hindu iconography, and explains that its roots lie far back in the style of prehistoric art which has remained part of a living tradition for 7, 000 years and which resembles the folk murals of many Indian houses today. The dictionary demonstrates the rich profusion of cults, divinities,... 
 Symbolism of the Stupa  Adrian Snodgrass Symbolism of the Stupa   $62.49  $46.87  Buy Now 
In his preface to The Symbolism of the Stupa Prof. Craig Reynolds writes "The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throghout South Southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no usablehas a basic simplicity. In this state of the art` studt Adrian Snodrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. The mounment concretizes metaphyswical principles and generates multivalent meanings in ways that can be articulated with... 
 Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (3 vols)  Swami Harshananda Concise Encyclopaedia of Hinduism (3 vols)   $96.49  $72.37  Buy Now 
The book that is now in your hands is expected to remedy this problem to a considerable extent. The subjects dealt with are: religion, philosophy, mythology, rituals, scriptural works, festivals and pilgrim centres, astrology, biographies of religious personalities, iconography, temples and religious institutions. Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism with are closely allied to Hinduism have also been dealt with briefly. Short biographical notes of the better known ideologists have been added at the... 
 Manasara on Architecture and Sculpture : Sanskrit Text with Critical Notes - Manasara Series 3  Prasanna Kumar Acharya Manasara on Architecture and Sculpture : Sanskrit Text with Critical Notes - Manasara Series 3   $28.49  $21.37  Buy Now 
The ancient monuments of India possess that quality of leaving a lasting impact on the mind of the beholder and awakening his spirit. Their irresistible appeal has resulted in the creation of a vast literature dealing mostly with their aesthetic aspects. The technical aspect was neglected; for information on this subject was scarce and available only in the manuscripts with private owners scattered all over India.  Undaunted by the dismal prospect before him, Prasanna Kumar Acharya... 
 The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning  Eva Rudy Jansen The Book of Hindu Imagery: Gods, Manifestations and Their Meaning   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
Hinduism is more than a religion; it is a way of ife that has developed over approximately 5 milennia. Its rich and multicultured history, which has no equivalent among the great religions of the world, has made the structure of its mythical and philosophical principles into a highly differentiated maze, of which total knowledge is a practical impossibility. This volume cannot offer a complete survey of the meaning of Hinduism, but Eva Rudy Jansen does provide an extensive compilation of... 
 Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art  Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art   $19.49  $14.62  Buy Now 
 
 Images Of Varahi - An Iconographic Study  Haripriya Rangarajan Images Of Varahi - An Iconographic Study   $112.49  $84.37   
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The focus of this book is on goddess Varahi who is the atmasakti of Varaha responsible for lifting up the earth goddess from the Nether region. There are very few books available which are exclusively devoted to Varahi. In this book, the author presents in great detail the various aspects of Varahi including the icoographic features of the different forms as well as mantras and yantras associated with the worship of Varahi. The detailed information provided in the book is based on the ancient... 
 Oracles and Demons of Tibet  Rene De Nebesky-Wojkowitz Oracles and Demons of Tibet   $38.49  $28.87   
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This book, a reprint of a long out-of-print study sheds fascinating insights on the occult secrets of Tibetan mysticism. It details the classification, appearance, and attributes of the Tibetan protective deities, their iconography, sacrifices, ceremonies, oracles, ritual dances, black magic and their cult of weather making. Table of Contents: Part I: The Iconography of the Protective Deities The Protective Deities. Their Classification, Appearance and Attributes A. The Jig Rten Las Pai'... 
 Geometrical Patterns Of Ancient Icons  Dr.A.P. Singh Geometrical Patterns Of Ancient Icons   $83.49  $62.62  Buy Now 
Iconography means not merely the mechanical description and identification of on image but also the study of various aspects, which lead to the growth of cult. The worship of Icon originated the right from prehistoric period. The excavation of Mohan Jodaro and Harappa substantiate to this fact. It is critical study of geometrical patterns of Icons of different sects of various dynasties of ancient India. Besides this, it enables us to visualize with the idea of anatomical details of human body.... 
 The Book of Hanuman  Parvez Dewan The Book of Hanuman   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
Hanuman is an outstanding scholar, a fearless warrior and the ideal leutenant : intelligent, totally committed to his master, selfless and humble, Born into the Vanar tribe, a clan of the upa-devatas 9Demi-deities), he represents the four best-known divine attributes-akhand brahmacharya (lifelong celibacy), immense physical prowess, a command of the scriptures and unquestioning dasya bhakti (worship by serving the Lord). While Hanuman is a positive force in the life of Ram, stepping in when his... 
 Silparatna of Srikumara (2 Volumes)  T. Ganapathi Sastri (Ed.) Silparatna of Srikumara (2 Volumes)   $40.99  $30.74  Buy Now 
Silparatna, the authentic work on construction, iconography, Indian art, and allied matters. This is a highly useful work for those interested in iconography and achitecture. The science of silpa founded by Matanga, Bhrugu and other hoary sages are elaborately delt. Important information has been collected by the auhor srikumara from the vast silpa literature. Originally published in the Trivandrum Sanskrit series, in 2 volumes has been long out of Print, and is now being reprinted for the use... 
 Jain Iconography  B.C. Bhattacharya, Ed. Jain Iconography   $16.67  $12.50   
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 Appreciation of Indian Art  C.P. Sinha Appreciation of Indian Art   $70.18  $52.64  Buy Now 
Art in India, as in other countries of the world, was principally devoted to the service of religion. It reflects the intimate relationship of ideas and life.Mythology, symbolism and iconography are just vehicles or aids to understand the essence and spirit of Indian art as each symbol or every icon has a specific meaning and is expressed with a specific purpose. To appreciate and enjoy Art in its proper perspective, it is imperative to understand the inner meaning and the philosophy behind the... 
 Hari Smriti - Studies on Art Archaeology and Indology (2 Vols)  Arundhati banerji Hari Smriti - Studies on Art Archaeology and Indology (2 Vols)   $307.99  $230.99  Buy Now 
This collection of sixty-one papers contributed by the scholars from India and abroad is in memory of Dr. H Sarkar who retired as Jt. Director General, Archaeological Survey of India. He is very well known for his invaluable contribution to the field of archaeology. The papers included herein are the outcome of researches done on art, architecture, iconography, epigraphy, numismatic, archaeological explorations and excavations, antiquities and museums, conservation and heritage management... 
 The Iconography of Avalokitesvara in Mainland South East Asia  Nandana Chutiwongs The Iconography of Avalokitesvara in Mainland South East Asia   $160.49  $120.37   
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This book contains a life-long study by the author on the concept and configuration of one of the best loved religious figures in Asia. It is based on data extensively acquired from inscriptional and other archaeological evidence. The book offers a deep insight into the religious life of ancient Southeast Asia, which had provided the backdrop to the veneration of Avalokitesvara, the Buddhist personification of compassion. The visual representations portray him in an amazing variety of forms,... 
 Holy Waters  Frans Baartmans Holy Waters   $38.99  $29.24  Buy Now 
The author brings together 250 "happenings of the Sacred Waters" in a chain of symbolism. It links diverse aspects of the universe with our daily experiences, our human condition. The author explores our willingness to acknowledge mythical thinking as an original constituent of our person. He finds that we are called upon to evolve in ourselves the myths and symbols of the sacred. About the Author:Frans Baartmans (1936) is a member of the London-based International Society of Mill Hill.... 
 The Krsna Cycle in the Puranas  Benjamin Preciado Solis The Krsna Cycle in the Puranas   $13.89  $10.42  Buy Now 
Krsna is one of the best loved figures in Indian religion and literature. The stories of his life and deeds occupy a central place in Indian literary traditions down to our day. The present work deals with the main themes and motifs found in the Krsna legend up to the 10th century.In the first chapter the Vedic antecedents to the Krsna figure are examined, as well as some of the views that claim that Krsna is found in the Vedic hymns. The second chapter deals with the first historical... 
 Sculpture Masterpieces from Orissa: Style and Iconography  Karune Sager Behera Thomas Donaldson Sculpture Masterpieces from Orissa: Style and Iconography   $137.99  $103.49  Buy Now 
The State of Orissa, in the southeast coast of India, is known for its rich heritage in Art and Architecture. Over the centuries, the creative genius of the Orissan sculptors found expression in numerous beautiful images, which can vie with the best works made anywhere in India. The sculptural images of Orissa display one of the most distinctive regional styles of India. The study of this style is particularly rewarding as there is continuous sculptural activity in the region, spanning over a... 
 Rock Art in Orissa  Sadasiba Pradhan Rock Art in Orissa   $59.49  $44.62  Buy Now 
The book Rock Art in Orissa for the first time presents an exhaustive account of the rock art heritage in Orissa documented from 55 rock shelters by the explorer himself. It brings to limelight a distinct regional style in the rock art heritage of India. One notices a happy blending of engravings (petroglyphy) with paintings (pictographs), both being complementary to each other, drawn in non-thematic and non-figurative pictorial codes - a rare phenomenon not encountered so far from anywhere... 
 Stylistics of Early Khmer Art (2 Vols Set)  Mireille Benisti Stylistics of Early Khmer Art (2 Vols Set)   $288.49  $216.37  Buy Now 
The present volume contains translations of Benisti`s major publications dealing with Khmer art. The main article is a study of the relations between early Khmer and Indian art, i.e.7th and 8th centuries, the crucial period of the introduction of Indian religion and other components of Indian culture in the first well-organized kingdom of Khmer Land Her systematic survey of styles, along with detailed study of iconography, thus provides a solid foundation for a comprehensive study of both... 
 Recent Researches in Indian Art and Iconography  Bhagwant Sahai (Ed.) Recent Researches in Indian Art and Iconography   $160.49  $120.37  Buy Now 
This collection of fifty-one articles brings to light the recent trends in the study of sculptural art, iconography and architecture and focuses on the different aspects of Indian Art. These papers are contributed by the eminent scholars expert in their fields from different parts of India and presented in honour of in honour of  Dr. C.P. Sinha, former Director of the prestigious K.P. Jayaswal Research Institute, Patna. The papers, written in wide and expressive style are supported with... 
 The Book of Buddhas  Eva Judy Jansen The Book of Buddhas   $22.95  $17.21  Buy Now 
Modern students who are drawn to the study and practice of Buddhism are not always able to easily learn the symbolic meaning of the various types of statuary connected to the study of this philosophy. In Buddhism, every symbol has a meaning, and this book explores the symbolism of the ritual objects that are used on statues and painting, as well as explaining the ritual meaning of the objects associated with Buddhism. This book serves as an introduction for Western students. it is not a... 
 Indian Myth and Legend  Donald A. Mackenzie Indian Myth and Legend   $38.95  $29.21  Buy Now 
Indian Myth and Legend deals with the myths and legends of India, which survive in the rich and abundant-storehouse of Sanskrit literature. The reader is introduced to the various sacred works of the Hindus. The ancient forest sages and poets of India invested the legendery themes and traditional beliefs with beautiful symbolism and used them as mediums for speculative thought and profound spiritual teaching. These ennobling ideas are still a potent culturing influence in the... 
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