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Goddess Bagalamukhi in Indian Art, Literature & Thought C. V. Rangaswami

Goddess Bagalamukhi in Indian Art, Literature & Thought

C. V. Rangaswami

Published November 26th 2012
ISBN : 9788188934959
Hardcover
300 pages
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Pages: 342 (73 B/W Illustrations)About the BookIndia is a land of several goddess cults. The present book attempts to studythe cult of Devi Bagalamukhi from a socio- cultural stand point. Devi Bagalamukhiis one of the Dasamahiividyiis orMorePages: 342 (73 B/W Illustrations)About the BookIndia is a land of several goddess cults. The present book attempts to studythe cult of Devi Bagalamukhi from a socio- cultural stand point. Devi Bagalamukhiis one of the Dasamahiividyiis or incarnation of Goddess, Parvati. She is astambhana goddess, destroyer of adversaries- internal as well as external andone who aids Parasiva (the Absolute) in his cosmic function. Besides these aspects,She is also the bestower of fulfillment of all desires-worldly as well as bliss.Her Pithas are located at Datia (M.P.), Varanasi (Sindhiya Ghat), Siddhaparvata(Raichur) and Gauri Pitha (Navilgund, Karnataka) and few other places. Thereare also individual practitioners of the Goddess all over India.The book consists of five chapters. The first and second deal with a briefintroduction and the Goddess in literature, art and thought. Third to fifthchapters are exclusively meant for a detailed study of social dimensions, includingefforts made by preceptors of the Pithas. For instance, Sri Annadanesvara themost recent preceptor of Bagala cult, Sri Cidananda Avadh utaru Rajayogi, SantSiromani Mahan Santa Ananta Sri Pujyapada Sri Svamiji and Sri Ajata NagalingaMahasvamigalu. They have reformed many persons by their counseling impact andspiritual healing.Hoped that this book would be found useful in inspiring people of this landto have faith in the desirability of their temples and institutions for theperpetuation of their religion and culture.About the AuthorDr C.V Rangaswami (b.1926 ) had his higher education from Mysore Universitiesand Karnatak University. He served in both the niversities and its collegesfrom 1947 to 1986 as a Lecturer in History and A