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 20 May 2016 Sculpture
Narasimha, the Man-Lion Avatar of Vishnu

India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura region, mid-6th century
Sculpture
Mottled red sandstone

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 8 May 2016 Sculpture
Ayyanar (also spelt Aiyyanar, Ayanar or Iyenar) is a Hindu village god of Tamil Nadu also worshipped by Sri Lankan Tamils. He is primarily worshipped as a guardian deity who protects the rural villages. Most officiating priests are derive from local potter community, but other caste members also ... Read More
 20 Apr 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Hindu: The Most Misinterpreted Term
By Sudipto Das
Swarajya - March 9, 2015

Here I stand, a Hindu, with a constant dichotomy within me as to what it really means?my nationality or my religion.

It?s not a very fortunate thing that even the names by which a major religion, or for that matt... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Kusum?njali : or, Hindu proof of the existence of a supreme being
By Udayana Acharya
Edited and translated by Edward Byles Cowell
Printed at The Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta - 1864

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 18 Apr 2016 New Books
New Book:
Stri - Women in Epic Mahabharata
By Kevin McGrath
Published by Orient Blackswan - 20111

This book is a study of heroic femininity as it appears in the epic Mahabharata, and focuses particularly on the roles of wife, daughter-in-law, and mother, on how these women speak and on the kinsh... Read More
 18 Apr 2016 New Books
New Book:
India: A Sacred Geography
By Diana L. Eck
Published by RHUS - 2012

Summary:

The renowned Harvard scholar Diana Eck offers an extraordinary spiritual journey through the pilgrimage places of the world's most religiously vibrant culture and reveals that it is, in fact, through these sac... Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama Chastises the Dying Vali, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

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 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama and Lakshmana Meet Sugriva at Matanga's Hermitage, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

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 7 Mar 2016 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Ways to Shiva: Life and Ritual in Hindu India
By Joseph M. Dye
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art - 1980

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Siva Lilarnava
By Nilakantha Diksita
Published by Sri Vani Vilas Press, Srirangam - 1911

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God Shiva and his consort Parvati are shown seated in glory as if on a mountain-top in the Himal... Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as the Supreme Teacher

India, Tamil Nadu, 950-1000
Sculpture
Granulite

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Ravana Receiving the Pashupata Weapon from Shiva

India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra (?), circa 1850-1900
Watercolor

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Bearing the Descent of the Ganges River, folio from a Hindi manuscript by the saint Narayan

India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, Bathu, circa 1740
Watercolor

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 7 Mar 2016 New Books
New Book:
Rearming Hinduism
By Vamsee Juluri
Published by Westland - 2014

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Rearming Hinduism is a handbook for intellectual resistance. Through an astute and devastating critique of Hinduphobia in today?s aca... Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
One-Faced Linga (Ekamukhalinga), 600s-700s

Eastern India, Bihar, Medieval Period, Pala Dynasty, 7th-8th Century
Chloritic schist

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Triad, early 900s

Indonesia, Central Java, Prambanam, Temple of Loro Jonggrang, Early 10th Century
Volcanic stone

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 7 Mar 2016 Sculpture
Shiva as Slayer of the Elephant Demon, 1000s

South India, Tamil Nadu, early Chola Period, 11th century
Granite

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide, c. 1675-1680

India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
Ink and color on paper

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Under Trees, c. 1780

India, Pahari, Kangra school, 18th century
Color on paper

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Panel fragment with the god Shiva/Oesho

Kushan
3rd century A.D.
Bactria
Kushan
Terracotta, gouache

This rare Central Asian votive panel depicts a deity (with nimbus) being approached by a worshiper, probably nonroyal but portrayed as of equal stature to the god. Compositionally, they follow sce... Read More