Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader In The Sanskrit Puranas
The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in three separate chapters: "Krsna," "Visnu," and "Siva." The chapter "The Goddess" presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess.
The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology.
Details of Book :-
- Author - J A B Van Buitenen Cornelia Dimmitt
Publisher - Sri Satguru Publications
- Language - English
- ISBN - 8170305969
- Binding - Hardbound
- Size - 8.7 inch X 5.7 inch
- Pages - 373
- Weight of book - 574 grams