Author: I K Taimni
Publisher: Theosophical Publishing
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170593069
The truths hidden behind the symbols are so magnificent and of such deep import that devotion should become strengthened and not weakened on understanding the inner significance of the symbols, says Dr I K Taimni in his beautiful introduction to the book.
Divided into nine chapters, this book helps to attain some insight into poplar literature like the Puranas that embody as an integral part of it, the highest wisdom though in a veiled form.
Besides dealing with the general principles of Hindu Symbolism, the Symbology of Siva-linga, Mahesa, Trideva are elaborately discussed by Dr I K Taimni. The stories of Hiranyakasipu and Bhasmasura, the Churning of the Ocean and the Allegory in Durga-Saptasati constitute independent chapters.
Devis and Devatas as Powers And Functions of the One God
General Principles of Hindu Symbolism
Natural Symbolism: The Symbology of Siva-Linga
Artificial Symbolism: The Symbology of Mahesa
The Symbology of Trideva
The Stories of Hiranyakasipu and Bhasmasura
The Churning of the Ocean (Samudra-Manthana)
The Allegory in Durga-Saptasati