Title: Beauty, Power & Grace - The Many Faces of ...
Publisher: Mandala Publishing, San Rafael
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine DJ
Edition: First edition.
168 pages with colour illustrations. A very attractive title which contains the artwork of B.G.Sharma and Mahaveer Swami to accompany Krishna Dharma's retelling of stories of the various aspects and manifestations of the Goddess in Hinduism. Full-page, vivid & colourful depictions of Kali, Parvati, Sita, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Sri Radha and many others are here illustrated by these two exceptional Indian artists. Hardcover with jacket. Brand new, still in publishers shrink-wrap. 14.25 by 10.5 inches. Weight 3.8 pounds. Bookseller Inventory # 11087
Synopsis: Adapted from ancient Sanskrit texts, these stories comprise the literary heart of Hinduism, wherein divinity assumes innumerable forms. Among these, the portrayal of the Goddess is perhaps the most alluring. In just a few of her manifestations, she appears as a devoted wife, a master of the arts, a terrifying demon slayer, a scornful critic, a doting mother and a crafty lover stealing off into the night. The Vedic tradition, the beauty, power and grace of the Goddess is as one, with God, reflecting the universal truth that male and female are simply different expressions of one supreme, absolute truth. The stories of these and many other goddesses, spanning from the obscure to the iconic, are gathered here in a timeless celebration of Goddess imagery, symbolism and lore. The arresting, original portraits that accompany them complete this mythic repertoire with a stunning gallery of color, form and meaning.
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