• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior (Paperback)
  • Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior (Paperback)
zoom

Vishnu: Hinduism's Blue-Skinned Savior (Paperback)

(author)
£45.00
Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 01/04/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Vishnu -- Hinduism's most important and powerful deity -- is the great Preserver, vanquishing those who seek to destroy the balance of the universe. For his followers he is also the Creator and the Destroyer, the cause of all existence. His many traits are embodied in his impressive physical form, the weapons he carries, the goddesses who are his consorts, and the eagle Garuda, on whom he flies down from heaven. In Hindu legend, Vishnu descends to earth in many manifestations, known as avatars, to fight powerful demons and to save his devotees. The avatars range in form from Varaha the boar to Parashurama the Brahmin warrior, and in character from Narasimha the ferocious half-man half-lion, to Krishna the charismatic prince-cowherd. The legends of Vishnu have inspired some of the greatest art, literature, and ritual traditions in India. This catalogue examines the many faces of Vishnu and the ways that the god has been represented, from antiquity to the present. Essays by noted historians of South Asian art delve deeply into the regional and sectarian traditions of Vishnu worship in India. Illustrations and discussions of almost 200 works of art, in a wide range of media and borrowed from collections around the world, reveal the rich diversity of India's art and religious culture.

Publisher: Grantha Corporation
ISBN: 9781935677086
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 2145 g
Dimensions: 255 x 295 x 29 mm

You may also be interested in...

In Montmartre
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Persephone Book of Short Stories
Added to basket
Caravaggio
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.49
Paperback
The Story of Art
Added to basket
Birdsong
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Hardback
The Art Book
Added to basket
£7.95   £6.49
Paperback
Frank Auerbach
Added to basket
Art: The Whole Story
Added to basket
The Divine Comedy
Added to basket
Hokusai
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Art History: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Russian Revolutionary Posters
Added to basket
Medieval Graffiti
Added to basket
The Yellow House
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Medici
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.