Myths and symbols in Indian art and civilization by Heinrich Robert Zimmer
By Heinrich Robert Zimmer
This booklet translates for the Western brain the main motifs of India's legend, delusion, and folklore, taken at once from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian paintings. it's essentially an advent to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian artwork and idea, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of existence and demise recognizable now not only as Oriental yet as common elements.
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During the present mahāyuga of the seventh manvantara the events described in the two great Indian epics are considered to have occurred. Those recounted in the Rāmāyaṇa are assigned to the Tretā Age of the present cycle, those in the Mahābhārata to the Dvāpara. , once every kalpa. That is because, from the viewpoint of the short-lived human individual such a prodigious circumstance may be temporarily disregarded. But it cannot be totally and finally dismissed; for the short-lived individual, in the round of his transmigrations, remains involved, somehow, somewhere, under one mask or another, throughout the whole course of the protracted span.
14. Krishna (Vishnu) conquering the Serpent Prince, Kāliya; Rājput painting, Kāngrā, late XVIII century. ) See p. 85. 15. C. See pp. 92, 103. 16. C. See p. 92. 17. D. ) See p. 110. 18. D. ) See p. 97. 19. C. (Indian Museum, Calcutta. ) See pp. 69, 70. 20. Prajñāpāramitā; Java, c. ) See p. 98. 21–23. C. ) See p. 94. 24. C. ) See p. 96. 25. C. ) See pp. 96, 126. 26. D. ) See p. 105. 27. D. ) See pp. 63, 112, 117 ff. 28. Bhagīratha at Gokarna; detail from the above. ) See pp. 63, 117. 29. D. See pp.
C. ) See p. 96. 25. C. ) See pp. 96, 126. 26. D. ) See p. 105. 27. D. ) See pp. 63, 112, 117 ff. 28. Bhagīratha at Gokarna; detail from the above. ) See pp. 63, 117. 29. D. See pp. 127, 146. 30. D. ) See pp. 128, 130. 31. D. See p. 131. 32. Shiva-trinity and Host; Parel (near Bombay), c. D. ) See p. 132. 33. D. See pp. 148 ff. 34. D. ) See pp. 137, 182, 197. 35. D. ) See p. 146. 36. Shrī-Yantra; (Woodroffe). See pp. 140 ff. 37. D. ) See p. 144. 38. D. ) See pp. 152 ff. 39. D. ) See p. 172. 40. D.