Size = 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
Ganesha is today the most popular and loved of the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Nothing auspicious takes place without invoking his name. Was this always so? If not how did he rise into prominence?
These and so many more questions about this god with the elephant's head and unusual form have exercised the minds of those interested in Hindu releigion and philosophy. In this book the authors have brought out the relevance and importance of Ganehsa from ancient times to the present day. They have covered historical and archeological evidence, legends and parables, and Ganesha imagery in India and abroad to make a multi dimensionsal study of the deity through the ages. The chapters on symbolism ansd worship of Ganesha explain his symbolic importance and modes of worship.
Copiously illustrated with a number of colour and black-and-white photographs (several of rare antiques) and with attractive line-drawings, the comprehensive book covers all aspects of this greatly adored deity.
106 pages. Softcover. NOT ex-library.
Weight = 800 g
BOOK CONDITION = VERY GOOD
NEW: This book has been designated by the seller as brand new.
FINE: No defects, little usage. Older books may show minor flaws.
VERY GOOD: Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive.
GOOD: Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets.
FAIR: Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability.
POOR: All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category.