By: Joan Cummins (ed.); Contributions By Doris Meth Srinivasan, Leslie C. Orr, Cynthia Packert, and Neeraja Poddar
Ahmedabad, India, Mapin Publishing: 2011
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 036559
Binding: Hard Cover
Vishnu - one of Hinduism's most important and powerful deities - is the great Preserver, vanquishing those who seek to destroy the balance of the universe. In Hindu legend, Vishnu descends to earth in many manifestations, known as avatars, to fight powerful demons and to save his devotees. The avatars range in form from Varaha the boar to Parashurama the Brahmin warrior, and in character from Narasimha the ferocious half-man half-lion, to Krishna the charismatic prince-cowherd. The legends of Vishnu have inspired some of the greatest art, literature, and ritual traditions in India. Essays by... View More...