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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

Vishnu wears an ornament called Kaustubha on His chest. It indicates supreme knowledge. The Garuda on which Vishnua flies stands for mind. The four heads of Brahma stand for the four Vedas. The four hands of Saraswati are the four Vedas and the book she holds is knowledge. The string of beads she tells is Time. The three eyes of Siva are Sun, Moon and Agni or the fire-god. The three branches of Trisul Siva carries stand for the three qualities - Satva, Rajas and Tamas-goodness, passion and ignorance.

Thus the art of image-making implies a great many religious and artistic truths, and our ancients knew that art long before any other country.

They have used images as an excellent aid to religion

Image Worship
About Image Worship
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