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Laksmi: The Consort of Visnu and Goddess of Wealth

Shantilal Nagar (Author)

Laksmi in Indian religious thought happens to be the spouse of lord Visnu, she is said to have emerged as one of the gems from the churning of the ocean, jointly undertaken by the demons and the gods. Immediately after her emerging from the ocean she accepted lord Visnu as her lord. She has been in worship since time immemorial as an individual goddess as well as in the company of her lord Visnu. She had been a popular goddess not only with Hindus, but also with the Buddhist and the Jainas, and his following had reached even the foreign lands.

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About the author

Shantilal Nagar

Shantilal Nagar, a graduate of the Punjab University, served in the curatorial capacity in the Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi, the Archaeological Museum, Nalanda, and Archaeological Section of the Indian Museum, Calcutta for a number of years. He has to his credit the scientific documentation of over fifty thousand antiquities, in these museums, representing the rich cultural heritage of the country and comprising of sculptures, bronzes, terracottas, beads, seals and sealing, ancient Indian numismatics, wood work, miniatures and paintings, textiles and Pearce collection of gems, ranging from the earliest times to the late medieval period. He was awarded, in 1987, a fellowship, for his monograph on the Temples of Himachal Pradesh, by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. He has authored more than fifty books.

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Title Laksmi: The Consort of Visnu and Goddess of Wealth
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2006
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788176464871
length 106p., 8.7" X 5.7"