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Indian Gods and Goddesses (In 4 Volumes)

 
Subodh Kapoor (Editor)
Synopsis The multiple Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu pantheon are an expression of the Hindu psyche continuing over centuries and still expressed in contemporary rituals. These divinities and their mortal expressions in sages, heroes and divine incarnations are an indivisible part of Hindu culture. An understanding of the diversity of the Hindu pantheon discloses the deep philosophical roots behind these manifestations, who represent, as it were, the fundamental principles of the Cosmos. This book is an informed journey through ages starting with the Vedic times revealing the world of Vedic, Puranic an Popular Gods and Goddesses, on a scale perhaps never before attempted. The multiple forms of divinity does not only include the benign but the evil and the demonic as well; as these are essential aspects of the totality of the Cosmos. The book does not fail in providing this necessary information for the understanding of the Hindu mythology but goes further by providing details regarding the Vedic priests, sages and seers, sacred plants, and vehicles of the Gods. A complete volume is devoted to the multifaceted feminine aspect of the divine symbolized as the Mother Goddesses, alternatively nurturant and destructive, providing the reader a glimpse into a highly developed cosmological system intricately woven and designed to encompass all possible range of experience of the human mind.
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About the author

Subodh Kapoor

Subodh Kapoor is known for the pioneering work he has published, titles The Hindus, Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, in five grand volumes providing, for the first time, an introductory work of enormous range and scope on Hinduism. His second work was an equally enterprising effort when he published The Buddhists, Encyclopaedia of Buddhism, in five large Volumes. But readers are enthusiastically awaiting his magnum opus, the Encyclopaedia of Indian Heritage, in 90 Volumes which has classified in 40 grand division covering the 4000 years of the glorious Indian heritage in a manner never attempted before. The work is a complete record of the Spiritual, Cultural, Social and Philosophical development of India. He has also compiled the most extensive and elaborate Dictionary of Hinduism. His Companion Encyclopaedia of Hindu Philosophy has also been published recently.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Gods and Goddesses (In 4 Volumes)
Author Subodh Kapoor
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Cosmo Publications
Language: English
isbn 8177558471
length xvii+304p., viii+305-622p., viii+623-938p.,viii+1-319p.,