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Publisher:Sri Ramakrishna Math
Published In:2009
ISBN-10:8171201105
ISBN-13:9788171201105
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:0.40 lbs
Pages:pp. xviii + 177, Figures, Index, Biblio.

The Title "Hindu Gods and Goddesses " is written by Swami Harshananda. This book was published in the year 2009. The ISBN number 8171201105|9788171201105 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The publisher of this title is Sri Ramakrishna Math. Hindu Gods and Goddesses is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

A brief account of various incarnations, or manifestations, of the Vedic gods: Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, Sakti, and Ganesa; their iconographical symbology, Mythological stories, and accompanying deities.

Contents

Key to Transliteration
Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface

1. INTRODUCTION
2. THE CONCEPT OF GOD IN HINDUISM
3. A GENERAL NOTE ON THE GODS OF HINDUISM
4. THE VEDIC GODS
5. THE TRINITY :
i. Brahma

6. THE TRINITY (CONTINUED) :
i. Visnu
ii. Avataras of Visnu
iii. Caturvyuhas
iv. Minor Incarnations
v. Other Aspects of Visnu commonly worshipped
vi. Minor Deities associated with Visnu

7. THE TRINITY (CONTINUED) :
i. Siva
ii. Sivalinga
iii. Aspects of Lord Siva
iv. Minor Deities associated with Siva

8. SAKTI OR THE DIVINE POWER AS THE GODDESS :
i. Sarasvati
ii. Laksmi
iii. Samudramathana (Churning of the Ocean)
iv. Aspects of Laksmi
v. Eight Saktis of Visnu
vi. Alaksmi
vii. Parvati
viii. Aspects of Parvati-Saptamatrkas
ix. Dasamahavidyas
x. Durga
xi. Kali
xii. Lalita
xiii. Other Aspects of Parvati

9. MINOR DEITIES :
i. Ganapati
ii. Icons of Ganapati
iii. Subrahmanya
iv. Sasta
v. Navagrahas
vi. Astadikpalakas
vii. Other Deities

10. FROM GODS TO GODHEAD