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Images of Varahi : An Iconographic Study

Haripriya Rangarajan

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ISBN 10: 8188934011 / ISBN 13: 9788188934010
Editorial: Sharada Pub, 2004
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Contents Foreword. Preface. 1. The antiquity of mother Goddess earth Goddess. 2. Goddesses in the Vedas and Upanisads. 3. Goddess Varahi in different sects. 4. Iconography of Varahi. 5. Icons of Varahi. 6. Mantras and yantras of Varahi. 7. Conclusion. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. The focus of this book is an Goddess Varahi who is the Atmasakti of Varaha responsible for lifting up the earth Goddess from the nether region. Very few books like the present are available which are exclusively devoted to Varahi. In this book the author presents in great detail the various aspects of Varahi including the iconographic features of the different forms as well as mantras and yantras associated with the worship of Varahi. The detailed information provided in the book his based on the ancient texts Puranas and Silpa sastras. The books consists of six chapters. The first two chapters deal with the antiquity and development of the worship of mother goddess in the pre Vedic and the Vedic periods. Chapter II brings out the evolution of the identification of three female deities Vak Sarasvati and Varahi and their fusion and synchronization into one. This chapter also narrates the important position Varahi occupies in Vaisnavism Saktism and Tantric Saktism. Chapter IV presents the canonical rules prescribed in Silpasastras with regard to the various forms of Varahi. Chapter V deals with the icons of Varahi found in temples caves and other places in India. Some of the images kept in the museums in Indian and abroad have also been described. Chapter VI presents the basic mantras and yantras to be followed to procure benefits from Varahi worship. The special feature of this book lies in presenting large number of collection of the images of Varahi found from different parts of the country. In the Appendix all the slokas of Varahi including Varahi Sahasranama are given. This book will be of benefit not only to researchers but also to those who are interested in the worship of Varahi. 234 pp. N° de ref. de la librería 51017

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Título: Images of Varahi : An Iconographic Study

Editorial: Sharada Pub

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: As New

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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. In Images Of Varahi the author presents in great detail the various aspects of Varahi including the iconographic features of the different forms as well asmantras and yantras associated with the worship of Varahi. The detailed information provided in the book is based on the ancient texts, Puranas andSilpa-sastras. It deals with the antiquity and development of the worship of mother goddess in the pre-Vedic and the Vedic periods and brings out the evolution of the identification of three female deities Vak, Saraswati and Varahi and their fusion and synchronization into one.It also narrates the important position Varahi occupies in Vaisnavism, Saktismand Tantric Saktism. The book presents the canonical rules prescribed in Silpasastras with regard to the various forms of Vrahi and deals with the icons of Varahi found in temples, caves and other places in India. Some of the images keep in the museums in India and abroad have also been described. The special features of this book lies in presenting large number of collection of the images of Varahi found from different parts of the country.

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