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In a World of Gods and Goddesses

James H. Bae (Author)
Synopsis Indra Sharma is one of India’s most noted painters. He comes from a long line of traditional painters dedicated to exerting a genuine spiritual influence on society through artistic means. Of several hundred of Sharma’s masterpieces produced over the past five decades, a selection is presented here to preserve these timeless paintings fro posterity. Through them, the reader will encounter the eternal wisdom of Hindu epics, such as the Mahabharata and Ramayana, and pay respects to such revered deities as Ganesh, Shiva, Rama, Krishna, Lakshmi, Saraswati and others. To open this book is to open the gates of the great temple of Hinduism and experience a pilgrimage within. Deriving inspiration from the Puranas and Upanishads, Sharma has kept alive the sacred tradition of Indian art through his paintings, which adorn millions of Hindu households throughout the world. These captivating creations generated over decades of dedicated work have reached the common person through the medium of affordable prints and enriched the lives of spiritual practitioners the world over. They tell of ancient stories and transport us to the miraculously divine world of the Hindu universe. Quite literally, work for Indra Sharma is worship. His paintings become a medium for contemplating our relationship with the Divine, a magical bridge connecting the deities of the inner world with the minds and hearts of humanity. This type of meditation through painting is a mystical experience that holds the creative power to transform both artist and viewer, instilling values of compassion, wisdom and love. Through this brilliantly illustrated who’s who of the Hindu pantheom. Indra Sharma invites us all to enter a world of sages and kings, demigods and devis – a World of Gods and Goddesses.
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About the author

James H. Bae

James Bea is a researcher at the Yoga Research and Education Center in Santa Rosa, Ca. He is a practitioner of both Hindu and Buddhist yoga systems, having spent years in India as a monk. His primary areas of interest include Oriental medicine, Hindu and Buddhist art, and Eastern Philosophy and culture. Bae is the author of several books, including Ganesh: Removing the Obstacles, and Darshan: Sweet Sounds of Surrender.

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Bibliographic information

Title In a World of Gods and Goddesses
Author James H. Bae
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 1886069387
length 192p., Col. Plates; Bibliography; 37cm.