|Dimensions||28 × 22 × 3 cm|
Madhurika K. Maheshwari
From Ogress to Goddess, Hariti: A Buddhist Deity
The Buddhist Goddess- Hariti, comparable to the Brahmanical Sitala, has a dramatic life story; with many ups and down. Born to a yaksha king, married into another important yaksha royal family, she turns into child-eating ogress. Ultimately she gets converted by Sakyamuni Buddha Himself and attains arhatship. Riding on the Buddhist wave she becomes a cultic figure and travels to Central Asia, Nepal, Tibet, China, Java and Japan.
After considerable research, her story has been narrated by Madhurika K. Maheshwari. The book running into 244 pages (215 x 280 mm) is printed in colour on 135 gsm imported art paper and contains more than 160 photographs and line drawings of Hariti’s images from different parts of the world. A must for all the libraries and students of Indian art history & iconography.
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