Search for in
Book Detail Page
Iconography of Ganga and Yamuna
Authorship Description
Dr. Myneni Krishnakumari.
Bibliographical Details xiv, 182 p. ills. (partly col.). 29 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. Delhi, B. R. Publishing Corporation.
ISBN-10 9386223708
ISBN-13 9789386223708, 978-9386223708
Year of Publication 2018.
List Price
US $ 83.30
Your Price
US $ 75.00
(With Free Regd. Airmail Deliveries)
KK Stock No. KK-136873
Iconography of Ganga and Yamuna

"In Hinduism the rivers `Ganga' and `Yamuna' are personified as female deities and the rivers as well as their icons are worshipped as one with the belief that they will purify the devotees by thier mystic powers while one enters into the temples in this earthly world or the soul after death in the other world. The rich artistic tradition of positioning the figures of the river goddesses at the entrance of the temples followed from the `Gupta' period onwards is fully explored through the sculptures found intact with the temples and those preserved in the museums. It discusses the divine origin of the river goddesses and their association with the Hindu Gods particularly `Siva' based on the myths and legends contained in the `Hindu' mythology as well as the narrative content of the relief sculptures. The changing roles of the river goddesses, their association with the `dvarapalas' (door guardians) and the historical and regional influences in the development of their iconography is the main essence of the book. The volume brings to light some new and fresh data that has not been subjected to rigorous analysis earlier and discusses the different views and approaches of the art historians on the images of `Ganga' and `Yamuna' in `Hindu' temples. By piecing together the old and new materials as well as the textual references to the river goddesses the study throws a welcome light on the religious symbolism and the development of the iconography of `Ganga' and `Yamuna'. The volume fills the need in the growing literature on the art and iconography of the Hindu goddesses and will be useful to the researchers."
                                                                        [from Blurb]



List of Illustrations

1. Introduction

2. Myths and Legends of Ganga and Yamuna in Hindu Mythology

3. Iconography of `Gangavatarana' and `Gangadhara' in Narrative Art

4. Iconography of River Goddesses in Indian Art

5. `Ganga' and `Yamuna' Motif in the Temples of Deccan and South India with Special Reference to Andhra Region

6. Inner Meanings and the Symbolism of the Sculptures of River Goddesses

7. Conclusion





If you have any query related to this title, you can contact us by filling in the following Query Form:
Query Form
(*marked fields are to be essentially filled in)

*City, State & Zip
Title Details
Iconography of Ganga and Yamuna / Dr. Myneni Krishnakumari. 1st ed. Delhi, B. R. Publishing Corporation. (KK-136873)

*Type the Code shown


Online Store of Indian Publications
H-12 Bali Nagar, New Delhi-110015 / India
Phone: +91-11-25465925

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer