Forms of the Goddess Lajja Gauri in Indian Art

by Carol Radcliffe Bolon


  • ISBN: 9788120813113, 8120813111
  • Year of Publication: 1996
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 995.00

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    The artists creating images of Lajja Gauri drew on various ancient symbols

    of fortune, fertility, and life-force to communicate her power through

    their rich heritage of meanings. Because there are no texts to explain the

    figure, the study proceeds from the basis of the objects to derive their

    meaning. Carol Bolon charts the changes in the goddess's form over a period

    of more than four centuries, including its possible adoption from tribal

    worship into Hindu temples, and brings a new appreciation of Lajja Gauri's

    rich symbolic meaning and cultural context.

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    "We welcome this excellent monograph on Lajja Gauri." - THE ADYAR LIBRARY BULLETIN

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