Ancient India's Myths and Beliefs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448859900
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 12/15/2011
  • Series: Rosen World Mythologies Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,048,434
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

A Sacred History 6

The Riches of the Indus 8

Picture Essay: City of Victory 24

Tales of the Epic Divinities 26

Creation and Sacrifice 28

The First of the Gods 30

The Bringer of Plenty 36

God of Destruction, Lord of Life 40

Lord of the Dance 42

The Battles Between Fertility and Love 46

The Destruction of the Triple City 48

Holy Waters, Blessed Earth 50

Picture Essay: The Waters of Purification 52

The Many Masks of a Gentle God 56

The Great Preserver 58

Prince Rama and the Demon King 62

A Divine Shepherd Boy 70

Radha and Krishna 75

The Spirit and the Sword 78

Exile and Treachery 80

The Song of the Lord 84

Eighteen Days at Kurukshetra 86

The Journey to Paradise 88

Picture Essay: A Year of Festivals 90

Mothers of Creation 92

Forces of War and Fertility 94

Durga and the Buffalo Demon 98

The Daughter of the Mountains 102

Parvati's Golden Skin 108

Goddess of Good Fortune 110

Mistress of the Land 112

Picture Essay: The Living Goddess 114

Masters of Enlightenment 116

The Birth of the Buddha 118

The Buddha's 500 Faces 124

The Beneficent King 126

The Wandering Ascetic 128

The Spiritual Anatomy of Jainism 130

The Life of Mahavira 132

The Legacy of Indian Myth 134

Glossary 138

For More Information 138

For Further Reading 139

Index 139

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