Author: Chitralekha SinghPublisher: Sundeep PrakashanYear: 1990Language: EnglishPages: 600ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185067538
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.
VOLUME IPREFACE1. INTRODUCTION1.1. Siva in the Context of Cultural and Artistic Aspect1.2. Importance of Siva Based on the Vedas and Puranas1.3. Siva in Agmant Siva History1.4. Various Cults of Saivism2. SIVA`S DRESS, PERSONALITY AND DECORATIVE ARTICLES2.1. Siva`s Dress, Personality, Various Decorative Articles and Their Significance2.2. Hand Poses and the Importance of Articles Held in Hands3. SIVA AND HIS FAMILY3.1. Daksa3.2. Devi3.3. Ganesa3.4. Kartikeya4. DIFFERENT MANIFESTATIONS OF SIVA4.1. Peaceful Form4.2. Agitated Form(Assant)VOLUME II5. SIVA DANCE, MUSIC AND ITS CLASSICAL IMPORTANCE5.1. Different Dances (Tandava)5.2. Other Dances5.3. Siva, Dance and Grammer5.4. Different Dance Postures5.5. Different Ragas and Raginis Pertaining to Siva6. SIVA : FAVOURITE TOPIC OF PAINTERS6.1. Mughal Period (1600-1806)6.2. Rajasthani Period (1600-1850)6.3. Pahari (1700-1900)6.4. South Indian Paintings6.5. Other Style6.6. Modern Art7. SIVA WORSHIP, PROCEDURE AND IMPORTANCE7.1. Different Types of Lingas and Their Importance7.2. Yogeswara Siva7.3. Siva and Tantra7.4. Major Festivals7.5. Procedure of Siva Worship and its Importance in Different Regions7.6. Saivism in Foreign Countries8. CONCLUSIONBIBLIOGRAPHY