The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series

The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series

by Alain Daniélou
     
 

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The study of Hindu mythology explores the significance of the most prominent Hindu dieties as they are envisioned by the Hindus themselves. Referred to by its adherents as the "eternal religion," Hinduism recognizes for each age and each country a new form of revelation--and for each person, according to his or her stage of development, a different path of…  See more details below

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The study of Hindu mythology explores the significance of the most prominent Hindu dieties as they are envisioned by the Hindus themselves. Referred to by its adherents as the "eternal religion," Hinduism recognizes for each age and each country a new form of revelation--and for each person, according to his or her stage of development, a different path of realization.

This widely praised study of Hindu deities reveals the message of tolerance and adaptability at the heart of this ancient religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594777332
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
12/01/1991
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Alain Daniélou (1907-1994) spent more than 15 years in the traditional society of India, using only the Sanskrit and Hindi languages and studying music and philosophy with eminent scholars. He was duly initiated into esoteric Shaivism, which gave him unusual access to texts transmitted through the oral tradition alone. He is the author of more than 30 books on the religion, history, and arts of India and the Mediterranean.

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