Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas

By: Cornelia Dimmitt & J.A.B. Van Buttenen (Authors)

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The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation, time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in three separate chapters: Krsna, Visnu, and Siva. The chapter The Goddess presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess. Printed Pages: 399.

Title: Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas

Author Name: Cornelia Dimmitt & J.A.B. Van Buttenen (Authors)

Categories: India, Mythology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2015

ISBN: 8120839722

ISBN 13: 9788120839724

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 107296

Keywords: Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas Cornelia Dimmitt & J.A.B. Van Buttenen (Authors)