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Yakṣas : essays in the water cosmology

Author: Ananda K Coomaraswamy
Publisher: New Delhi : Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ; Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New ed. rev. and enlView all editions and formats
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Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish, 1877-1947.
Yakṣas.
New Delhi : Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ; Delhi : New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624500956
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ananda K Coomaraswamy
ISBN: 0195633857 9780195633856
OCLC Number: 31011223
Description: xvii, 257 pages, [73] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Kapila Vatsyayan --
pt. I. Yaksas --
1. The Yaksa of the Vedas and Upanisads --
2. Mara-Kamadeva, and the Buddha --
3. Kubera Vaisravana and Others --
4. Naigamesa, Ganesa, Hayagriva, Assamukhi, and Kuvanna --
5. Yaksas as Tutelary Deities, Patron Saints, and Guardian Angels --
6. Yaksattva as a Station in the Cycle of Birth and Rebirth --
7. Shrines and Temples: Caitya, Ayatana --
8. Worship (Puja, Bali-Karana, Vandana) in Yaksa Shrines --
9. Woman and Tree --
10. Yaksa Sources in Buddhist Iconography --
pt. II. The Water Cosmology --
11. The Source of Life in the Waters --
12. The Water Cosmology in the Literature --
13. Varuna --
14. The Grail Motif --
15. The Makara --
16. The Lotus --
17. The Vase of Plenty, or Full Vessel --
18. Bowls on Figure Pedestals --
19. River Goddesses and Nymphs --
pt. III. What Are the Waters? --
20. The Cult of Life: What Are the Waters?
Responsibility: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy ; edited by Paul Schroeder ; foreword by Kapila Vatsyayan.
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