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Author Packert, Cynthia.

Title The art of loving Krishna : ornamentation and devotion / Cynthia Packert
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 228 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents Prologue: Seeing Krishna, loving Krishna -- Introduction: A sense of place, an open heart, and an educated eye -- The Radharamana temple: divine time, all the time -- The Radhavallabha temple: one is better than two -- The Govindadeva temple: from the king's God to the people's God -- Krishna to go -- Conclusion: All dressed up and everywhere to go
Summary Since ancient times, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities through beautiful ornamentation -- dressing and decorating the deities with elaborate clothing, jewelry, and flowers. In this pioneering study of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers across temple thresholds and into the god Krishna's sacred domain. She describes what devotees see when they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why these images look the way they do. She d
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-223) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Krishna (Hindu deity) -- Art.
Krishna (Hindu deity) -- Cult.
Hindu decoration and ornament -- India -- Jaipur.
Hindu decoration and ornament -- India -- Vrindāvan.
Hindu temples -- India -- Jaipur.
Hindu temples -- India -- Vrindāvan.
Genre/Form Art.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009048172
ISBN 1441669736 (electronic bk.)
9781441669735 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)