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 3 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Seated portrait of Devi, the Great Goddess, showing her eight arms bearing attributes of her divine powers - the conch, goad, lotus, discus, shield, mace, banner, and the sword. The goddess is depicted in a palace setting, is nimbate, and seated on a lotus seat on a hexagonal golden throne with a... Read More
 2 Oct 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book :
The Bhagavadgita with the Sanatsugatiya and the Anugita
Translated by Kashinath Trimbak Telang
Printed at The Clarendon Press, Oxford - 1882

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The Sānatsujātiya refers to a portion of the Mah... Read More
 2 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Goddess Durga Slaying the Demon Nishumbha
Folio from a Devimahatmya (Glory of the Goddess)
India, Rajasthan, Jaipur, circa 1825-1850
Opaque watercolor, gold, silver, and ink on paper

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 2 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga slaying the buffalo demon
Indonesia, Central Java, 9th-10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

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 2 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga slaying the buffalo demon
India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, circa 200
Sculpture
Mottled red sandstone

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 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga Slaying the Buffalo Demon
India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, circa 2nd century
Sculpture
Terracotta

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 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga Shrine

Late 18th - Late 19th century
Bengal, India

Durga represented as Mahishaasuramardini, recounting the legend of her fight against the buffalo demon Mahisha. Durga, mounted on a lion, with ten arms in which she holds the weapons granted by the gods of polytheistic Hinduism, will figh... Read More
 1 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
The Gods adoring Durga after Her defeat of a demon
Folio from a Devimahatmya (Glory of the Goddess)
India, Madhya Pradesh, Chatarpur (Bundelkhand), circa 1775

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Durga slaying the buffalo demon, Mahishasura
India, Karnataka, 13th century
Hoysala Sculpture
Magnesian schist

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 1 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Religious Procession: Durga
India, West Bengal, Murshidabad, circa 1800
Opaque watercolor on mica

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 29 Sep 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and likewise their poojas.
By Mrs. Sop... Read More
 7 Sep 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Date of the Maha Bharata War and the Kali Yugadhi
By K. Srinivasa Raghavan
Printed at Srigam Printers, Madras - 1969

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Mahabharata War, Angkor Wat, Cambodia Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Ganesha in Jainism

Udayagiri, Cave 6, detail showing Dvārapāla, Viṣṇu and Gaṇeśa in Udayagiri has probably one of the oldest datable Gaṇeśas in India (9th-10th Century).

Ganesha is worshipped by most Jainas, for whom he appears to have taken over certain functions of Kubera. Jaina c... Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Dancing Ganesha
India, Madhya Pradesh, 11th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

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 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Four-Armed Ganesha Seated on Two Lions

9th–early 10th century
Pakistan (Northwest Frontier Province, probably Swat Valley)
Bronze with silver inlay

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 5 Sep 2016 Rare Paintings
Ganesha

This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the Sanskrit language, in Sarada script. It has 74 pages and was made in Kashmir during the 18th century.

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 5 Sep 2016 Rare Photographs
Temple of Ganapathi, Khatav, Satara District - 1897

Photograph of the Temple of Ganapati at Khatav in the Satara District of Maharashtra, taken by Henry Cousens in 1897-98. This side view, shows the massive masonry blocks used in the construction. In the Progress report for the Archaeological Su... Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Rare Photographs
Nawgaon Ganapati Temple, Dhar - 1902

Photograph of the Nawgaon Ganapati Temple at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, taken by an unknown photographer in c.1902.

Dhar in the Malwa region of central India has a long tradition of history encompassing both Hindu and Muslim rule. It was once the capital of the ... Read More
 28 Aug 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Bhagvat-geeta, or, Dialogues of Kreeshna and Arjoon
By Sir Charles Wilkins
Published by C.Nourse, London - 1785

The worlds first English translation of the Bhagavad Gita.

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 28 Aug 2016 Rare BOOKS
Fables and proverbs from the Sanskrit being the HITOPADESA
By Sir Charles Wilkins (1750-1836)
Published by George Routledge and Sons, London - 1885

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Hitopadesha (Sanskrit: हितोपदेशः Hitopadeśa)... Read More