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1 Heinrich Von Stietencron; Translated from the German By Mitch Cohen
Ganga and Yamuna: River Goddesses and Their Symbolism in Indian Temples
Permanent Black; New Delhi, India; 2010; 8178242850 / 9788178242859; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
There are many books on the Ganga and Yamuna rivers, pictorial and celebratory. The present one is of a different kind. Professor von Stietencron investigates the temple sculptures of Ganga and Yamuna in order to unveil a whole cosmos of Hindu ritual and conceptual tradition. He shows how an entire worldview informs the planning and sculptural embellishment of such a templeŚconceived of as the body of the deity enshrined in it. Consequently this book is a historical study of the sculptures of the goddesses Ganga and Yamuna adorning the doorways of Indian temples, most recognizable from the Gupta period onwards. It examines how these gracious and purifying riverine deities have been conceived in human form. It discusses in detail the rich store of puranic myths and legends woven around these deities, tracing their Vedic roots and showing their evolution since then. Translated from the German, this is a significant work of classical Indological scholarship. Drawing upon Sanskrit and various other sources, it provides major insights into the complex cultural history of Hindu religious traditions. Printed Pages: 202. 033891

Price: 11.95 USD
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2 Vasudha Dalmia and Heinrich Von Stietencron (eds.)
The Oxford India Hinduism Reader
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2007; 0195684451 / 9780195684452; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Printed pages: 403. 016920

Price: 56.00 USD
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