An introduction to Hindu symbolism by I. K Taimni

By I. K Taimni

Octavo. 132 pp, 1. advent; 2. Devis and Devatas as Powers and capabilities of the single God; three. common rules of Hindu Symbolism; four. normal Symbolism: The Symbology of Siva-Linga; five. synthetic Symbolism: The Symbology of Mahesa; 6. The Symbology of Trideva; 7. The tales of Hiranyakasipu and Bhasmasura; eight. The Churning of the sea (Samudra-Manthana); nine. The Allegory in Durga-Saptasati. moment version, 1997.Red textile with gilt lettering to entrance board and backbone, and ornamental endpapers.

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Chanda was killed by the Devi by merely uttering the syllable ham. Then Shumbha ordered Rakta-bija to go with another large army. But before the battle began the Devi sent Shiva as a messenger to Shumbha and Nishumbha with the following offer: “If you want to live, return the kingdom of Heaven to the Devatas and return with all the Daityas to Patala. ” The Daityas ignored this warning and immediately started fighting. Then followed a fierce battle in which all the Devatas sent their respective Powers to help the Devi, each Power having the same form as the corresponding Devata.

A vehicle moves on a road not only localise there is a force propelling it but also because there is the resistance of the road. An aeroplane driven by a propeller can move only because of the resistance of the air. The modern world provides many striking examples of the acceleration of human progress sometimes by the co-operation and at other times by the antagonism between the two 43 opposite camps into which humanity seems to be inevitably divided. Nothing has helped the progress of modern Science so much as the competition and conflict between the two opposing blocks in which the modern world is divided.

Suratha who had lost his kingdom prayed that he might be helped to regain it and rule over it without attachment. Samadhi wanted nothing except Moksha or Liberation. The prayers of both were granted by the Devi and She then disappeared. Thus ends the story of Durga-Saptashati in its external aspect. Anyone who reads it can see easily that it is an allegorical presentation of some truths and without such inner significance it would be a meaningless mythological story with no relation to the facts of real life.

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