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Sarasvati: Riverine Goddess of Knowledge

From the Manuscript-carrying Vina-player to the Weapon-wielding Defender of the Dharma

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2007. Buch. XVIII, 390 S. Hardcover

Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9789004158146

Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm

Gewicht: 887 g

In englischer Sprache

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: Brill's Indological Library; 27


This is a fascinating depiction of the transformation of the Indian riverine goddess from the manuscript-carrying 'vīṇā'-player to the Buddhist weapon-wielding defender of the Dharma. Drawing on Sanskrit and Chinese textual sources, as well as Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist art historical representations, this book traces the conceptual and iconographic development of the riverine goddess of knowledge Sarasvatī from some time after 1750 B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E. Through the study of Chinese translations of no longer extant Sanskrit versions of the Buddhist 'Sutra of Golden Light' the author sheds light on Sarasvatī's interactions with other Indian goddess cults and their impact on one another.


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