By Steven Rosen and Kaisori Bellach
Avatar Art offers a stunning panorama of the most popular figures in India's array of avatars, gods, sages and demons. Explore a fascinating Vedic world portrayed by contemporary artists.
Learn why Visnu has four arms, why Siva dances and why Ganesh sports the head of an elephant. Read about the curse that created a snake-bird and led to a king's immolation, and the dishonorable treatment of a queen that ignited the famous Mahabharata war. On these pages, Rama and Ravana battle it out, and the man-lion Narasingha protects a prince. Over 100 color paintings, each with a fascinating story.
Avatar Art is divided into three sections:
1) Avatars, Devas, Sages and Demons.
2) The life of Krishna, the Supreme Godhead.
3) Sri Caitanya and his associates. Known as "The Golden Avatar", Sri Caitanya was a sixteenth-century incarnation of Krishna.
Most of these paintings were originally produced for the epic Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) and Sri Caitanya-Caritamrita series of books, translated with elaborate commentaries by by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
Flexibound, 220 pages, full color, 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.5 inches.