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Volume - VIII
Preface Prayer
The path of devotion Uddalaka's advice to svetaketu
The Asramas Image Worship
Yogaasanas Ayurveda
Mathematics in India Warfare in Ancient India
Aurobindo Ghose 1857 Warof Indian Independence
Birth of congress GopalKrishna Gokhale
Quit India Movement Rabindranath Tagore
Major Sections
Culture Course
Volume-I Volume-II

Volume-III

Volume-IV

Volume-V

Volume-VI

Volume-VII

Volume-VIII

Volume-IX

Volume-X

IMAGE WORSHIP

Still others, who found it easier to get nearer God by means of the Mother aspect, worshipped God in the images of Devi.

In course of time well-defined rules were framed for the making of images of God. These were included in the Puranas and Agamas.

Agamas are text-books containing rules for worshipping images.

According to Vishnu Dharmottara Purana, God created the art of idol-making. He desired that all the beauty of dance-forms should reflect in idols too.

Viswakarma was the first sculptor created by God. Idol-making became so sacred that the makers did not wish to reveal their names.

We must remember that all art forms were used for the worship of God only, and idol-making was no exception.

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