Minor Hindu Deities in Andhra Pradesh
|Author:||P. Neerajakshulu Naidu|
|Publisher:||B.R. PUBLISHING CORPORATION|
|Pages:||156 (Throughout Color Illustrations)|
|Other Details||9x6 INCHES|
A significant feature of this volume is the study of the cult and iconography of Minor Hindu Deities in Andhra Pradesh which played no less important role in the life and beliefs of the common people. This volume contains 20 latest research papers by Scholars of repute on minor Hindu Deities like Surya, Hanuman, Garuda, Vishwaksena, Sudarsanamurti, Revanta, Virabhadra, Ganesa, Chandesa, Mahisasuramardini, Karttikeya and folk deities.
The papers included in the volume bring to light for the first time new literary, epigraphic, numismatic, sculptural and iconographical data relating to minor deities which are not studied critically so far. This volume is bound to be useful not only to the serious art historians engaged in the study of Minor Hindu Deities but also the readers on Indian Hindu Duties.
Dr. Pathipati Neerajakshulu Naidu obtained his M.A. and Ph.D., degrees in Ancient History and Archaeology from S.V. University in 1975 and 1985 respectively. He has been honoured with "The Best Teacher Award" by the S.V.University in 2010.
Presently, he is working as a Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, S.V. University, Tirupati. He has served the University in various capacities as Head of the Department, Chairman, P.G. Board of Studies, Coordinator of P.G. Diploma in Epigraphy and Principal, College of International Studies, S.V.University during 2006-2008.
The temples- great and small contain a variety of images of gods and goddesses in various postures. Though most of us go to temples, very few take the interest to observe these images in close quarters and to understand the significance of their existence in several places. If only a proper understanding of nature of these images is made, it would enable us to appreciate more, the otherwise verbal admiration of the handiwork of our ancient artist and also enable us to venerate and understand them better. A study of the images is termed iconography and this forms a part of the science of aesthetics and is one of the most absorbing branches of Fine Art.
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