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 11 Apr 2017 Sculpture
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF PANCHAMUKHI HANUMAN
NEPAL, LATE MALLA PERIOD, CIRCA 1702

The shaft with a Nepali inscription translated, "On the 9th of the bright half of the month of Jyestha Nepal Samvat 822 [1702CE] King Bhupatindra Malla had [this sculpture] made for the occasion of the Siddhagni kot... Read More
 7 Apr 2017 Sculpture
The Maharishi Agastya
Indonesia, Central Java, 10th century
Sculpture
Volcanic stone

Image credit:
Museum Associates, dba Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 22 Oct 2016 Rare Photographs
Shrine at Haripur, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan - 1865

Photograph of a small shrine at Haripur, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. This temple has two cat-like stone figures guarding the steps. The town of Haripur was founded in 1822 ... Read More
 22 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Temple at Shivganga in the Salt Range of the Punjab, now in Pakistan - 1860

Pencil drawing of a temple at Shivganga in the Salt Range of the Punjab, now in Pakistan, by Sir Henry Yule, dated March 1860. The image is inscribed on the front in pencil: 'Ancient Buddhist portion of a Temple at Sheog... Read More
 1 Oct 2016 Sculpture
Goddess Durga
Cambodia, 7th-8th century
Sculpture
Sandstone

Image credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Ganesha in South East Asia

Hindus spread through Maritime Southeast Asia and took their culture with them, including Ganesha, statues of whom are found throughout the region, often beside Shiva sanctuaries. The forms of Ganesha found in Hindu art of Java, Bali, and Borneo show specific regional ... Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Ganesha in Shingon Buddhism, Japan

Ganesha worship was brought to Japan by early Buddhists through China. In Japan the Ganesha cult was first mentioned in AD 806. Scholars commonly date the presence of Ganesha in Japan with the age of Kukai (774- 834), the founder of the Shingon sect of Japanese... Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Rare Paintings
Ganesha in Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan representations of Ganesha show ambivalent views of him. In one Tibetan form he is shown being trodden under foot by Mahākala, a popular Tibetan deity. Other depictions show him as the Destroyer of Obstacles, sometimes dancing.

Ganapati, Maha Rakta (Tibetan:... Read More
 5 Sep 2016 Sculpture
Posthumous Portrait of a Queen as Parvati

Eastern Javanese period
14th century
Indonesia (Java)
Andesite

Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 5 Jun 2016 Sculpture
Hanuman

Cambodia, Angkor, Bayon style, 12th Century

When posed in this powerful and exuberant manner, the image of Hanuman stood at the top of a standard. As the son of the wind god and the most powerful of the primeval forest-dwellers, who are depicted with the head and tail of a monkey and th... Read More
 20 Feb 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ancient Indian Culture In Afghanistan
By Upendra Nath Ghoshal
Published by Greater India Society, Calcutta - 1928

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Image:
Sardonyx seal representing Vishnu with a worshipper (probably Mihirakul... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benten (Sarasvati)

Artist: Totoya Hokkei 魚屋北渓 (1780-1850)
Edo period, 1780-1850
Album leaf; color on paper
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th through... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 New Books
New Book:
India and Japan, a study in interaction during 5th Cent.-14th Cent. A.D.
By Upendra Thakur
Published by Abhinav Publications - 1992

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About Author :
Dr. Upendra Thakur worked as Professor and Head o... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benzaiten (Sarasvati)

Artist: Kawanabe Kyōsai 河鍋暁斎 (1831-1889)
Meiji era, ca. 1880s
Ink and color on paper
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th throug... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benten (Sarasvati) on a rock by the sea

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Edo period, 18th century?
Color and gold on silk panel
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during t... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
The Goddess Sarasvati
Eastern Tibet, Kham region, 18th century
Painting
Mineral pigments and gold on cotton cloth

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Read More
 23 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
Kichijoten (Beauty Goddess, Sri-Mahadevi) - Japan

Originally, Kichijoten was imported into Buddhism from Hinduism, being known as Lakshmi, the goddess of beauty and prosperity. This painting is likely to have been the central worshipping piece, if not its important element , of Japanese Buddhist... Read More
 23 Nov 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hindu Logic as preserved in China and Japan
By Sadajiro Sugiura
Published for the University of Philadelphia, Boston - 1900

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 23 Nov 2015 Video
Video:
Indian Deities worshipped in Japan
A Binoy K Behl Film

There is a very important bridge of culture joining the countries of India and Japan. In the words of HE Mr. Yasukuni Enoki, Former Ambassador of Japan, “It is very important for the Japanese to know that in the bottom of Japanese c... Read More
 23 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
Twelve Devas

The Twelve Devas are the gods of the twelve directions in Esoteric Buddhism, including the four quarters and four semi-quarters, up and down, and the sun and moon, and are the guardians of Esoteric Buddhist monasteries. These scrolls were formerly owned by Kyoogokoku-ji (To-ji) Temp... Read More