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 26 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Woman Visiting a Pierced-ear (Kanphata) Yogi
Mughal, style of Payag - c. 1650)
India

Opaque watercolour on paper

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 26 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
A Nath Yogi with two white dogs
Folio from Salim Album
Mughal period
India

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 26 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Nath Yogi and a dog
Attributed to Basawan
Mughal period
India

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 26 Mar 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Gorakhnath and medieval Hindu Mysticism
Including text and translation of Macchendra - Gorakh Goshti, Padas and shlokas of Gorakh : Shlokas of Charpatnath
By Dr. Mohan Singh
Foreword by Sir Francis Younghusband and Dr.Betty Heimann
Published by The Author In Lahore - 1937

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 26 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Guru Nanak with Guru Gorakhnath, Mardana and Bala and eleven yogis, Amritsar or Lahore, ca. 1875.

Sikh woodcut.

Guru Nanak sitting with Mardana (with rabab), Bala (with peacock feathers) and twelve yogis and two more yogis flying in the air. The picture illustrates the contest involving a lost... Read More
 12 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
Elevation of the black stone arch, ca. 1820 - ca. 1822.

Company style painting.

The arch is covered with figures of Vaishnavite gods and hung with rings. A crowd of Hindus are celebrating the festival of the Dol Jatra or Swing festival in which the image of Vishnu and his consort are swung in a... Read More
 12 Mar 2017 Rare Paintings
KRISHNA AND RADHA CELEBRATING HOLI
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Nurpur
c. 1775

Krishna is an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He is shown with Radha, the beloved of his youth, and other gopis or young cowherd women. Four cowherd boys complete the crowd. In celebration of the Holi sprin... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Studies in the Puranic Records on Hindu Rites and Customs
By R.C.Hazra
Published by University of Dacca - 1936

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Painting, Bhagavata Purana, Krishna revealing his nature as Vishnu, opaque watercolour on paper, Malwa, ca. 1730.

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 25 Feb 2017 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Cultural Data in the Kurma Purana
By Dr.Harinarayan Dubey and Lakshminarayana Tripathi
Published by University of Allahabad - 2002
In Hindi

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Painting, Kurma, the tortoise incarnation of Vishnu, in opaque watercolour on paper, Te... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Kurma Purana
A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition
By Nilmani Mukhopadhyaya
Published by Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1890

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'Vistnoo appeared partly as a Tortoise and partly as a man to afford his assistance to... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Purana text of the dynasties of the Kali Age
By Frederick Eden Pargiter
Published by Humphrey Milford, London - 1918

"Accounts of the dynasties that reigned in India during the Kali age are found in the Matsya, Vayu, Brahmanda, Visnu, Bhagavata, Garuda, and Bhavisya Purana... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Markandeya Purana
Translated by F. Eden Pargiter
Published by The Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1904

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Kali slaying the demons Chanda and Munda, Markandeya Purana, opaque wat... Read More
 25 Feb 2017 Sculpture
Shiva and Parvati
900 AD
Sandstone sculpture
India

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 24 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Markandeya Puranam
Translated into English by Manmatha Nath Dutt
Published by H.C.Dass, Calcutta - 1896

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The Markandeya Purana (मार्कण्डेय पुराण, IAST: Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa) is a Sanskrit text of ... Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Rare Paintings
Shiva protecting Markandeya from Yama, the god of Death.
Painting, 1810, India

One legend relates the story of how Shiva protected Markandeya from the clutches of death, personified as Yama.

Mrikandu rishi and his wife Marudmati worshipped Shiva and sought from him the boon of begetting a son. ... Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Rare Paintings
A lady prays in a Shiva shrine - 1770
Bhairavi Ragini
India

Ragamala Paintings are a series of illustrative paintings from medieval India based on Ragamala or the "Garland of Ragas", depicting various Indian musical modes called Ragas. They stand as a classical example of the amalgamation of art... Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Select Kakatiya Temples
By Dr. M. Rama Rao
Published by Sri Venkatesvara University, Tirupati - 1966

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The Thousand pillar temple, at Hanumkonda - 1885

Photograph of the Thousand Pillared Temple, at Hanumkonda in Andhra Pradesh,... Read More
 24 Feb 2017 Video
Chaya Somalingeshwara Temple at Panagal in Telengana. Read More
 16 Jan 2017 Rare Paintings
Earth in the form of a cow appeals to Brahma
An illustration to the 'Large' Guler-Basohli Bhagavata Purana
Attributed to Fattu, circa 1760-65

Gouache and gold on paper, red border with narrow black margin and double white rules, cover paper with inscriptions comprising two lines of text from th... Read More
 14 Jan 2017 Video
Video lecture:

Dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata
By Nilesh Nilakanth Oak

Let Mahabharata & Ramayana data-set, change your mindset!

While there are more than 130 attempts to date Mahabharata and more than dozen attempts to date Ramayana, all of them have lead to different proposals based o... Read More