Indo-Aryans; Contributions Towards the Elucidation of Their Ancient and Mediaeval History

Indo-Aryans; Contributions Towards the Elucidation of Their Ancient and Mediaeval History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...of Cupid, a form in which he is not often worshipped by his votaries in Bengal. This divinity, who is generally represented as a vagrant mendicant, is said to have exchanged, by the favour of the dedicator of the temple, his tiger-skin toga for silken dresses, his serpent neck-chains for garlands of jewels, his ashes for sandal-wood powder, his rosary for pearls, and his human bone ornaments for precious gems. Jayadeva describes the author as a poet who made "language to sprout into luxuriant foliage.' Of the dedicator of the temple, Vijaya, the record is, as usual in such cases, the most lavish in its praise. According to it, he was the greatest of kings that ever held sway on earth; the most valiant, the most charitable, and the most virtuous. While describing the hero as a devout follower of Mahadeva, it does not hesitate to make him even superior to that dread manifestation of the divinity, for the one, says it, "destroys all alike, while the other, killed his enemies and cherished his friends." There is, however, very little in the verses devoted to his glorification which may be taken for facts. The time of his reign is not given, nor the name of his caste, nor that of the place where he caused the temple In the colophon of a MS. of the Gltagovinda found by Dr. Buhler at Kashmir, Jayadeva is described as a contemporary of Lashmana Sena. W PU%r iT- 'HifW wh ftgrg?! I Kaviraja Pratisluha. to be erected. He is related to have invaded Assam (Kamariipa) and the Coromandel Coast between the Chilka Lake and Madras (Kalifiga), and to have sent a fleet of warboats up the Ganges to conquer the Western kings; but nothing is said of the results of these invasions: the last is, in a manner, acknowledged to have proved a failure; for...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663215X
  • 9781236632159