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The Paintings of Siva in Indian Art   - 2-Volume Set
The Paintings of Siva in Indian Art - 2-Volume Set

The Paintings of Siva in Indian Art - 2-Volume Set

by Chitralekha Singh

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Language

English

Publisher

Sundeep Prakashan

ISBN

8185067538 - Year: 1990 - Pages: 600

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Chitralekha Singh
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
Year: 1990
Language: English
Pages: 600
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185067538

Description

Brahma, Visnu and Siva constitute the Hindu trinity; Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the preserver and Siva is the destroyer. With the march of time, the popularity of Siva worship increased in different parts of India. The present book gives a broad survey of Siva worship in India through the paintings of different schools and periods all over India.

The book deals with the metaphysical aspects of Siva worship; the dress, personality and decorative articles of Siva; the family of Siva, and the family life of Siva with Parvati; the different dances of Siva; the paintings pertaining to Siva; the procedure of Siva worship and its significance; the different types of Siva Lingas and their importance; and several other related matters. This book has been profusely illustrated.

Contents

VOLUME I

PREFACE

1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. Siva in the Context of Cultural and Artistic Aspect
1.2. Importance of Siva Based on the Vedas and Puranas
1.3. Siva in Agmant Siva History
1.4. Various Cults of Saivism

2. SIVA`S DRESS, PERSONALITY AND DECORATIVE ARTICLES
2.1. Siva`s Dress, Personality, Various Decorative Articles and Their Significance
2.2. Hand Poses and the Importance of Articles Held in Hands

3. SIVA AND HIS FAMILY
3.1. Daksa
3.2. Devi
3.3. Ganesa
3.4. Kartikeya

4. DIFFERENT MANIFESTATIONS OF SIVA
4.1. Peaceful Form
4.2. Agitated Form(Assant)

VOLUME II

5. SIVA DANCE, MUSIC AND ITS CLASSICAL IMPORTANCE
5.1. Different Dances (Tandava)
5.2. Other Dances
5.3. Siva, Dance and Grammer
5.4. Different Dance Postures
5.5. Different Ragas and Raginis Pertaining to Siva

6. SIVA : FAVOURITE TOPIC OF PAINTERS
6.1. Mughal Period (1600-1806)
6.2. Rajasthani Period (1600-1850)
6.3. Pahari (1700-1900)
6.4. South Indian Paintings
6.5. Other Style
6.6. Modern Art

7. SIVA WORSHIP, PROCEDURE AND IMPORTANCE
7.1. Different Types of Lingas and Their Importance
7.2. Yogeswara Siva
7.3. Siva and Tantra
7.4. Major Festivals
7.5. Procedure of Siva Worship and its Importance in Different Regions
7.6. Saivism in Foreign Countries

8. CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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