In a World of Gods and Goddesses: The Mystic Art of Indra Sharmaby Indra Sharma, James H Bae
One of India's most noted painters, Indra Sharma derives inspiration from the Puranas and Upanishads, painting divine images of Hindu gods and goddesses against dreamy ethereal backgrounds. These captivating creations, generated over decades of dedicated work, tell ancient stories and transport the viewer to the miraculously divine world of the Hindu universe. Prints of Sharma's work adorn millions of Hindu households throughout the world.
This magnificent coffee-table edition preserves a selection of his masterpieces for posterity. In it, readers encounter the Mahabharata and Ramayana and pay respects to revered deities (Ganesh, Shiva, Rama, Krishna, Saraswati, Lakshmi, and others), elevating themselves to new spiritual heights. To open this book is to open the gates of the great temple of Hinduism and experience a pilgrimage within.
Quite literally, work for Indra Sharma is worship. His paintings become a medium for offering prayers to the Hindu divinities. This type of meditation is a mystical experience for the artist as well as the viewer. This is the first time work from this master painter has appeared in a book in the U.S. It is the most comprehensive and visually captivating book of Hindu gods and goddesses ever assembled in one place!
About the Author:
Indra Sharma was born in 1923 in the small town of Nathdwara, in Rajasthan, India. He learned the art of painting from his family and did his first creation at the tender age of ten. He graduated with an MFA from the Sir J. J. School of Arts in Mumbai. His work combines contemporary and traditional elements. Remaining humble and devoted to his Hindu faith and profession, he creates icons of Hindu gods and goddesses that are altars of worship for millions.
- Palace Publishing Group, LP
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- 12.20(w) x 14.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Meet the Author
James H. Bae is a practitioner of both Hindu and Buddhist yoga systems. For years Bae has lived in India investing himself in his spiritual study and training as a monk. His primary areas of study include Oriental medicine, Hindu and Buddhist art, and Eastern philosophy and culture. Bae is the author of Darshan: Sweet Sounds of Surrender, Smaranam: A Garland of Kirtan, In a World of Gods and Goddesses: The Mystic Art of Indra Sharma, and a frequent writer for the Mandala diety mini-books. Bae currently writes and studies at his home in Hilo, Hawaii.
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