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 10 Jun 2017 New Books
New Book:
Acts of Faith: Journeys to Sacred India
By Makarand R. Paranjape
Published by Hay House - 2012

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Acts of Faith: Journeys to Sacred India
An adventure into the heart of spiritual India that could change the way you think and live .... Read More
 9 Jun 2017 Rare Paintings
Krishṇa lifting up Mount Govardhan.
The cowherd god is depicted effortlessly lifting up the mountain to shelter his followers from the storm of the god Indra, seen in the upper right of the painting on his elephant mount, Airavata.

Gouache painting on paper.
Painted by Ustad Sahibdin
Bikaner S... Read More
 11 May 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Dasavataracharita Of Kshemendra
Edited by Pandit Durgaprasad and Kasinath Pandurang Parab
Published by The Nirnaya-Sagara Press, Bombay - 1891

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Kshemendra (c. 990 ? c. 1070 CE) was a Kashmi... Read More
 10 May 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:

Sri Ahobila Narasimhaswamy Temple - A Temple Monograph
By P. Sitapati
Published by Director of Archaeology and Museums, Hyderabad - 1982

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Garudastambha at the Narasimha Temple, Ahobila - 1875

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 9 May 2017 Sculpture
A rare and important terracotta relief depicting Narasimha

India, Punjab, Gupta Period, circa 5th Century

He stands in a relaxed pose leaning on his club, while two unidentified headless figures cower to the left.

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 9 May 2017 Sculpture
A blackstone stele of Narasimha

Bangladesh, Pala period, 12th century

Narasimha stands astride a broad lotus base, supporting and disemboweling the demon Hiranyakashipu, he wears jewelry and garments of classic form, his wrathful leonine face framed by a broad mane and surmounted by a tall crow... Read More
 9 May 2017 Rare Paintings
An illustration from an avatar series:
Narasimha disembowls Hiranyakashipu

Hyderabad, circa 1800
Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper.

The split silver pillar disrupts an otherwise perfect symmetry, adding a sense of movement behind the brilliant gold avatar. His delightful grin betrays... Read More
 9 May 2017 Rare Paintings
Hiranyakashipu brandishes his sword at a burning pillar concealing Narasimha

Kangra, 1810-1820

With a pile of hot coals set around the base of the column, two demons work bellows to intensify the heat and flames. On the left another demon escorts Prahlada, carrying a writing slate under his arm... Read More
 9 May 2017 Sculpture
A red sandstone relief depicting Narasimha killing Hiranyakashipu

12th Century
Central India

The lion-headed avatar of Vishnu standing in a menacing pose with his left foot on a pedestal, his hands tearing open the abdomen of the evil king Hiranyakashipu; adorned with ornaments and wearing a h... Read More
 3 May 2017 Rare Paintings
Opaque watercolour painting of the shrine of Shri Ranganathasvami at the core of the Srirangam complex. The image, on the golden roof of the main shrine, is of Vi??u Paravasudeva. At the gate of the inner sanctuary are two Dvarapalas (door guardians), Bhadra and Subhadra; near them are two empty ... Read More
 3 May 2017 Rare Paintings
Fort and bridge between Trichinopoly and Srirangam -1850

Painting in gouache on mica of the rock, fort and bridge between Trichinopoly (Tiruchchirappalli) and Srirangam, by an anonymous artist working in the Trichinopoly style, c. 1850. Inscribed: 'A Temple on a Hill and a Bridge near to Trichin... Read More
 3 May 2017 Rare Photographs
Four-columned mandapa, with the gopura of the Ranganatha Temple, Srirangam - 1858

Photograph of the street towards the open-sided, four-columned mandapa, with the gopura of the Ranganatha Temple beyond, taken by Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) in 1858. This is a sacred Vaishnava complex situated on t... Read More
 3 May 2017 Rare Photographs
Temple jewellery from the Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam - 1895

Photograph of an arrangement of temple jewellery from the Ranganatha Temple at Srirangam, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Madras, 1896-98. The Ranganatha Temple is one of the largest and most sacred complexes in... Read More
 3 May 2017 Rare Photographs
Jambukeshvara temple on the island of Srirangam - 1858

Photograph of a a palm-shaded street towards the distant west gopura of the Jambukeshvara temple on the island of Srirangam, taken by Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) in 1858. This sacred complex dates mostly from the 17th century Nayaka period an... Read More
 3 May 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Srirangam Temple - Art and Architecture
By Dr. V.N. Hari Rao
Published by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati - 1967

Srirangam is famous for its Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus (especially Srivaishnavites) and the largest temple com... Read More
 3 May 2017 Artefacts
Rectangular Vai??ava stamp, on which are depicted the Vi??upada; cakra, 'sankha, gada and padma; filled with laksana. The top edge of the stamp is crenallated.
Made of bronze. Inscribed.

19thC
Made in Bengal

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 3 May 2017 Rare Paintings
Painting depicting a Vaisnava temple procession ca.1820, in South India. Possibly from Srirangam. The temple gopurams (or towering gateways) are seen in the background as the lively procession passes outside the temple wall. Visnu's Sankha and Chakra are held up in the middle of the procession al... Read More
 2 May 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare book:
Hindu Conception Of The Deity As Culminating In Ramanuja
By Bharatan Kumarappa
Foreword by Dr. L.D. Barnett
Published by Luzac & Co., London - 1934

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Gouache painting on paper, part of a... Read More
 2 May 2017 Rare Paintings
Nammalvar sits in lalitasana on a platform. His complexion is blue, he wears a headdress, the chayakkontai, and Tengalai namams (emblems) are drawn on his forehead throat, arms and stomach. His jewellery is made of Kamalakshi beads. His right hand is in the teaching gesture and in his left he ho... Read More
 1 May 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Life of Sri Ramanuja
By Swami Ramakrishnananda
Published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras - 1959

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What makes Sri Ramanuja relevant today? Dr. Prema Nandakumar wites in The Hindu on the saint-phi... Read More