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Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology: Religion, Geography, History and ...
No preview available - 2003
According Aditi Adityas Agastya Agni Arjuna Asuras Aswins Avatāra Ayodhyā Bala-rāma became Bhāgavata Bharata Bhima Bhishma Bhrigu Bibliotheca Indica birth born Brahmā Brahman Brihaspati brother called celebrated chariot curse Daitya Daksha Dasa-ratha daughter of Daksha deity demon descended Devi Dhrita-rashtra divine drama Draupadi Drona Dur-yodhana Durgā Dwarakā earth father female fire forest Gandharvas Garuda gave goddess gods Hanumān Hari-vansa heaven Hindu horse husband hymns incarnation India Indra Kāma Kasyapa Kauravas killed king Krishna Kshatriya Kuvera Lakshmana legend Linga Maha-bhārata Manu Meru mother mountain Nāgas Nala ocean Pāndavas Pandu Parasu-rama personified Pitris poem Prajapati princes Purāna Rāja Rakshasas Rāma Rāma's Rāmāyana Rāvana represented Rig-Veda Rishi river Rudra sacrifice sage Sanhitā Sanskrit Saraswati Satapatha Brahmana serpent seven Sitā Siva Solar race Soma sons story Sūtras translated Upanishad Varuna Vasishtha Vayu Vedas Vedic verses Vishnu Vishnu Purāna Viswamitra Vyāsa wife worship Yadavas Yama Yamunā Yudhi-shihira
Page 142 - Willst du was reizt und entziickt, willst du was sattigt und nahrt, Willst du den Himmel, die Erde, mit Einem Namen begreifen; Nenn' ich, Sakontala, Dich, und so ist Alles gesagt.
Page x - Nowhere is the wide distance which separates the ancient poems of India from the most ancient literature of Greece more clearly felt than when we compare the growing myths of the Veda with the full-grown and decayed myths on which the poetry of Homer is founded. The Veda is the real Theogony of the Aryan races, while that of Hesiod is a distorted caricature of the original image.
Page 350 - Eakshasa are objects of horror whom the gods ward off and destroy ; the divinities of the Atharva are regarded rather with a kind of cringing fear, as powers whose wrath is to be deprecated and whose favour curried...
Page 107 - He is represented as a short fat man of a yellow colour, with a protuberant belly, four hands, and the head of an elephant, which has only one tusk. In...