Hindu Mythology Vedic and Puranic by W.J. Wilkins

Hindu Mythology Vedic and Puranic

By W.J. Wilkins

  • Release Date: 2014-02-15
  • Genre: Hinduism
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This is a comprehensive study of Hindu mythology. Due to the huge number of gods and goddesses, and their changing role through centuries of Indian spiritual life, this is a complex subject. This book covers Hindu mythology during the Vedic and Puranic periods. Wilkins starts with the very earliest pantheon of the Vedas, such as Surya, the storm-god Maruts, Agni, Soma, Yama, and the dawn Goddess Ushas. From there he moves into the later, and very intricate, Puranic mythology. This includes detailed treatment of the central triad of Brahmâ, Vishnu and Shiva, along with dozens of other Gods and Goddesses, nature spirits, half-divine heros of the epics, and so on. Wilkins covers the dozen of so principal avatars of Vishu, including Krishna and (suprisingly) Buddha, and prophecies of the mysterious Kalki avatar, yet to come. The dozens of line drawings are good reference art for each of the major deities.

This Book contains below mentioned Title:

The Vedas
The Vedic Gods Generally
Dyaus And Prithivi
Aditi, and the Ādityas
Sun or Light Deities
The Storm Deities
Tvastri or Visvakarma
The Purānas
Brahmā and Sarasvati
Vishnu and Lakshmi
The Matsya or Fish Avatāra
The Kūrma or Tortoise Avatāra
The Varāha or Boar Avatāra
The Nrisingha or Man-Lion Avatāra
The Vāmana or Dwarf Avatāra
The Parasurāma Avatāra
The Rāma Chandra Avatāra
The Krishna Avatāra
The Balarāma Avatāra
The Buddha Avatāra
The Kalki Avatāra
Sons of Siva and Pārvati
The Puranic Account of the Creation
The Purānic Divisions of Time
The Divine Rishis
The Demigods of the Rāmāyana
The Demigods of the Mahābhārata
The Planets
The Asuras
Sacred Animals and Birds
Sacred Trees
Miscellaneous Minor Deities
Superhuman, Though Not Divine Beings