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The Golden Legend Of India
The Golden Legend Of India

The Golden Legend Of India

by William Henry Robinson

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8129101165 - Year: 2003 - Pages: 172

Binding

Paperback

William Henry Robinson

Author: William Henry Robinson
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 172
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129101165

Description

This work is entirely based upon an ancient narrative of human life, contained in the very oldest - and therefore purest - sacred writings of Indian Antiquity. It is called The Story of Sunahsepha, a Sanskrit name corresponding exactly to the Greek word "Cynosure".

This is the story of India's God-Given Cynosure. A Vedic theme of human life and divine wisdom, ordained to be rehearsed at coronations of Indian kings. A faithful paraphrase in English verse side by side with a literal translation. Illustrated with copious notes.


King Harischandra’s Rajasuya celebrations, including the hundred verses from the Rig-veda are treated herein as a whole. Harischandra is still commemorated as an ancestor in the gatherings of Brahmins.

Recital of these verses used to be deemed important and necessary during the coronation of kings of various dynasties in ancient India. Robinson’s unique mastery of the subject and language ensures faithful reproduction of the remarkable literary skill and vein of true poetry of ancient India.

Contents

PROLOGUE

General Description of the Legend
Its Recital at Kings’ Coronations

THE LEGEND, STORY OF SUNAHSEPHA

Canto I: Sonship
Epode

Canto II: Righteousness

Canto III: Guidance
Epode

Canto IV: Sacrifice
Epode

Canto V: Liberation
Epode

Canto VI: Crowning

PART I
The Morning’s Religious Rites

PART II
The Final State Ceremonies
Epode

Canto VII: Exaltation

PART I
The Coronation Banquet

PART II
Adoption of Sunahsepha
Epode

Epilogue

PART I
After The Recital

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