Author: E O Martin
Publisher: LP Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817536176x
A book giving complete details about Gods and Goddesses of the Hindus with their History, Character and Worship besides illustrations.
After two introductory chapters dealing with a the development of Hindu mythology, and the relative value of the sources of our knowledge in the Sacred Books of the Hindus, the author has classified and grouped the deities of Hinduism under three separate heads. The Gods of India are multitudinous, but they are capable of classification as :
1> THE VEDIC DEITIES, worshipped many centuries ago by Aryan settlers on the plains of Northern India.
2> THE PURANIC DEITIES, which are the great gods and goddesses of modern Hinduism, and at the present day objects of the worship of the Brahmans, and of all the upper castes of Hinduism.
3>THE INFERIOR DEITIES, demi-gods and village godlings, a countless host which attract the worship of the great mass of Hindu peasantry.