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 23 Nov 2015 New Books
New Book:
Hindu Gods and Goddesses in Japan
By Saroj Kumar Chaudhuri
Published by Vedams eBooks - 2003

Buddhism introduced many Hindu Gods and Goddesses to the Japanese. The rulers were the first to be attracted to them. Historical records show that they earnestly believed in the miracles of t... Read More
 25 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ancient Indian Colonies In The Far East - SUVARNADVIPA
By R.C.Majumdar
Published by Asoke Kumar Majumdar, Dacca - 1937

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/UgPEKM

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/Oedtlc

Image:
India Orientalis
Map Maker: Jodocus Hondius
Amsterdam / 1606 ca

Fin... Read More
 25 Oct 2015 Article/Essay
RBSI Essay Series:

The Trading Guilds of South India and South-East Asian histories.
By Sunny Narang

We cannot understand India and South-East Asian histories without understanding the Tamil and Kalinga empires and the trading guilds of South India .

I am continually shocked at the bad and st... Read More
 21 Oct 2015 Sculpture
Standing Uma
Angkor period
ca. 975
Cambodia
Stone

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
'Shoomoolaganese - a 'Deota Ke Mookan' Bhatgaon, built AD: 1696, built by Poorny Sing, a sewar. In it is a figure of Ganese' - 1857

Watercolour of the 'House of god' at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c. 1850-1863. The image is inscribed: 'Shoomoolaganese - a 'Deota Ke... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Temple of ‘Ganese’ (Beegna Bunaik) on the right bank of the Baghmutty river, near Chobbar. - July 1857

Watercolour of the Jal Binayak temple at Chobar in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated July 1857. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Temple of 'Ganese' (Beegna Bunaik) ... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Temple of Ganese (Ganese-Than) near Bhatgaon - 1856

Watercolour of the temple of Ganesha at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c. 1850-1863. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Temple of Ganese (Ganese-Than) near Bhatgaon'.

Dr Oldfield, who was Residency Surgeon at K... Read More
 16 Sep 2015 Sculpture
Ganesha
Cambodia, 10th century
Sandstone

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 23 Jan 2015 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
 27 Feb 2014 Sculpture
Shiva in meditation

Dieng Plateau
Java

1864 ca

Source: Rijksmuseum Read More
 15 Dec 2013 Sculpture
'Deification stele with figure of Harihara, in the Residency garden, Kediri, East Java, 1866-67'

The colonial authorities in the Dutch East Indies had first used photography to document the great Buddhist stupa of Borobudur in 1844, but this very early archaeological project proved abortive an... Read More
 1 Oct 2013 Article/Essay
The Sri Lankan version...

A SHORT HISTORY OF HELADIVA

In the world map Sri Lanka (Heladiva) is in latitude 5.55 to 9.51 east. It’s in length and breadth is 432 and 224 kilometres respectively and in area is 65,525 square kilometres. The southwest monsoon starts in May and ends in Septembe... Read More
 1 Oct 2013 Article/Essay
The Sri Lankan version...

RAWANA - The historical King of HELADIVA

Rawana was the grandson of Rishi Pulasthi and son of Sage Visravasmuni. He was the younger brother of Vaisrawana Kuvera (Kubera) and the elder brother of Vibishana, Kumbhakarna, Mahi Rawana, Hema, Khara, Dushana, Luxhman, an... Read More
 24 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Lanka Discovered
By Sardar M.V.Kibe
Published by Manohar Mahadeo Kelkar, Poona - 1947

Read Book Online:

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 9 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Ganesha

1865 ca.
Jakarta

Source: Rijksmuseum Read More
 9 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Standing Ganesha

Pre-Angkor period, Prasat Andet style, second half of 7th century
Cambodia
Stone

The elephant-headed deity Ganesha removes obstacles and is thus the god of success and good fortune; in this sense, he is a god of great importance for everyday existence. In Southeast Asia, ... Read More
 9 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles

9th/10th century
Central Java
Indonesia

Source: Art Institute of Chicago Read More
 8 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Image of a Goddess (possibly Uma)

Champa period
9th/10th century
Bronze
Vietnam

Source: Art Institute of Chicago Read More
 8 Sep 2013 Sculpture
Pārvatī

Made of sandstone
Pre-Angkor (period)
8thC(early)
Cambodia

© Trustees of the British Museum Read More
 20 Mar 2013 Sculpture
Four-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion, ca. second quarter of 8th century
Prakhon Chai, Buriram Province, Thailand
Bronze with high tin content; silver and black-glass or obsidian inlay in eyes
H. 56 in. (142.2 cm)

In the Buddhist pantheon, the Bodhisattva Avalok... Read More