Iconography of Balarāma
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Published by Abhinav Publications in New Delhi .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Balarāma (Hindu deity) -- Art

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementN. P. Joshi.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN8195.3.B354 J67
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 125 p., [19] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4082222M
LC Control Number79907808

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From the Jacket: For comprehensive study of Hindu Iconography minor divinities call for special attention. Balarama is one of them. Though accepted on all hands as the elder brother of Krsna and sometimes as an incarnation of Visnu he rarely commands an independent and superior status in Hindu pantheon. He finds mention in the epics and the Puranas and is very much known to the Jaina works . Iconography of Balarāma. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications, (OCoLC) Named Person: Balarāma, (Hindu deity); Balarāma, (Hindu deity) Document Type: Book: All Authors / . Iconography of Balarama by N.P. Joshi. COVID19 Delays: Please note we are accepting orders but please expect delays due to the impact of COVID19 on logistcs and procurement. All orders will be processed as soon as possible. Joshi, N. P. , Iconography of Balarama / N. P. Joshi Abhinav Publications New Delhi Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Balarama is an ancient deity, a prominent one by the epics era of Indian history as evidenced by archeological and numismatic evidence. His iconography appears with Nāga (many-headed serpent), a plough and other farm artifacts such as a watering pot, possibly indicating his origins in a bucolic, agricultural culture. Balarama's legend appears in many Parva (books) of the Mahabharata. For comprehensive study of Hindu Iconography minor divinities call for special attention. Balarama is one of them. Though accepted on all hands as the elder brother of Krsna and sometimes as an incarnation of Visnu he rarely commands an independent and superior status in Hindu pantheon. He finds mention in the epics and the Puranas and is very much known to the Jaina works also. Balarama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. About this Item: Lee & Low Books, Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP

Balrama, Krishna's elder brother, shared all the antics, adventures and deeds of glory of Krishna in childhood. As an adult too, he was second to none in valour, but he chose to remain neutral in the great Mahabharata war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, because he was painted at the thought of bloodshed between kinsmen. Balrama is also known as Baladeva and Balabhadra. In the book Iconography of Balarama, states that the lion-plough “is definitely a big winged lion with fine decorations, and a pointed tail forming the blade of a plough.” Sometimes a miniature figure of a lion is depicted on top of the plough. A god in Hindu and Jain mythology Balarama God of Agriculture Balarama, elder brother of Krishna with Hala Affiliation Avatar of Shesh. In the book Iconography of Balarama, states that the lion-plough “is definitely a big winged lion with fine decorations, and a pointed tail forming the blade of a plough.” [iii] Sometimes a miniature figure of a lion is depicted on top of the plough.