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The art of loving Krishna : ornamentation and devotion

Author: Cynthia Packert
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010.
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Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation -- dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across temple thresholds and into the god Krishna's sacred domain. She describes what devotees see when they behold  Read more...
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Packert, Cynthia.
Art of loving Krishna.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009048172
(OCoLC)437301834
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Packert
ISBN: 9781441669735 1441669736
OCLC Number: 659563688
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 228 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), map.
Contents: Prologue: Seeing Krishna, loving Krishna --
Introduction: A sense of place, an open heart, and an educated eye --
The Radharamana temple: divine time, all the time --
The Radhavallabha temple: one is better than two --
The Govindadeva temple: from the king's God to the people's God --
Krishna to go --
Conclusion: All dressed up and everywhere to go.
Responsibility: Cynthia Packert.

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A study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India. It takes readers across temple thresholds and into the god Krishna's sacred domain. It describes what devotees see when they behold gorgeously  Read more...

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