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 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
 16 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Essay:
Vedas,Smritis And Ambedkar
By Aravindan Neelakandan
Swarajya - Nov 15, 2015

Ambedkar rejected the Aryan race/ invasion theory. He admired the Vedic civilization, and saw the implementation of the Manu Smriti as the beginning of the degeneration of Hindu society, from casteism to the treat... Read More
 15 Apr 2017 Rare Photographs
Brihadishvara Temple complex in Thanjavur - The pyramidal gateway at entrance - 1868

Photograph of the Brihadishvara Temple complex in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India' collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon in c. 1868. Thanjavu... Read More
 15 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Chola Temples of Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by The Director General of Archaeology of India, New Delhi - 1960

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General view of main sanctuary and tower, with mandapa in... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare Photographs
General view from outside of the west gopura of the Ramalingeshvara Temple, Rameswaram - 1895

Photograph of the Ramalingeshvara temple at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu, taken by Alexander Rea in c.1890, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This temple complex is situated on the sacre... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare Photographs
View of the interior of the south gopura of the Ramalingeshwara Temple, Rameswaram - 1882

Photograph of the south gopura of the Ramalingeshvara Temple at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas and Company in c.1882, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This temple complex is... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare Photographs
Rameswaram Pagoda, Island of Paumben. Entrance passage as seen from west gateway - 1868

Photograph of the Ramalingeshvara Temple complex in Rameswaram from the 'Photographs to Illustrate the Ancient Architecture of Southern India' collection, taken by Edmund David Lyon in c. 1868. This complex i... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare Maps
Sketch-map of Rameswaram - 10 July 1789

Sketch-map of Rameswaram in pen-and-ink and water-colour, dated 10 July 1789. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Eye Sketch of Ramisserum. July l0th 1789.'

The sacred Hindu island town of Rameshwaram is situated at the extreme south eastern limit of India and is... Read More
 12 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Setu and Rameswaram
By Vanamalai Pillai
Published by V.Narayanan & Brothers, Rameswaram - 1929

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The construction of the Rama Setu between India and Sri Lanka, which leads up to the war between Rama and Ravana.

Anonymous, Ma... Read More
 11 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Sundara Kandam or The flight of Hanuman to Lanka via Sunda Islands
By C.N.Mehta
Printed at The Universal Press, Nadiad - 1941

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 11 Apr 2017 Rare Paintings
Rama, Sita, and Hanuman

Watercolour and gilt on paper
18th century AD
India

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By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Read More
 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

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 7 Apr 2017 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of Marichi, a Rishi and son of Brahma. He is shown standing in a flat landscape. He wears a red dhoti with a gold shawl tied over his chest. He wears wooden sandals and holds a walking stick in his right hand. In his left hand he holds a pot. A long string of beads h... Read More
 7 Apr 2017 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of Angiras, a Vedic Rishi. He is shown wearing a yellow dhoti with matching shawl draped over his shoulder. He wears wooden sandals on his feet and has two strings of beads around his neck. He holds a walking stick in his right hand and a bunch of grass. In his left ... Read More
 7 Apr 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Rishis in Indian Art and Literature
By Calambur Sivaramamurti
Published by Kanak Publications, New Delhi - 1981

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Image:
Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities.

A rishi, probably Vasishtha, ... Read More