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The gods of india : Hindu polytheism

Author: Alain Daniélou
Publisher: New York : Inner Traditions International, 1985.
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Daniélou, Alain.
Gods of india.
New York : Inner Traditions International, 1985
(OCoLC)563031978
Online version:
Daniélou, Alain.
Gods of india.
New York : Inner Traditions International, 1985
(OCoLC)608474856
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Daniélou
ISBN: 0892811013 9780892811014
OCLC Number: 11599873
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Hindu polytheism. New York : Bollingen Foundation, 1964. (Bollingen series ; 73).
Description: xxxi, 441 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1. Philosophy --
1. The theory of polytheism --
2. The nature of the ultimate --
3. The cosmic being --
Part 2. The gods of the Vedas --
4. The cosmic sacrifice --
5. The thirty-three gods --
6. The spheres and their deities --
7. The divinities of the sphere of space --
8. The Adityas, the sovereign principles --
9. Other vedic deities --
10. Gods and Antigods --
Part 3. The trinity --
11. Visnu, the pervader --
12. The image of Visnu --
13. The avatars, or incarnations, of Visnu --
14. The minor incarnations of Visnu --
15. Siva, the lord of sleep --
16. The forms of Rudra-Siva --
17. The image of Siva --
18. The linga --
19. Brahma, the immense being --
Part 4. The divine power (Sakti) as the goddess --
20. Sakti, the all-pervading energy --
21. The consorts of the three gods --
22. The ten objects-of-transcendent-knowledge (maha-vidya) --
23. Some other aspects of the goddess --
Part 5. Secondary gods --
24. The sons of Siva --
25. Minor gods and genii --
26. Other deities --
Part 6. The representation and the worship of deities --
27. The representation of deities --
28. The thought-forms, or mantras --
29. The yantras, or magic diagrams --
30. The images (murti) of deities --
31. The worship of deities --
32. Ritual.
Other Titles: Hindu polytheism
Responsibility: by Alain Daniélou.

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