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Blue Hill: Hymns to Lord Jagannatha

Price : $21.00
ISBN # : 9788129103710
Author : Subas Pani
pages: 244
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Rupa & Co.
Published : 2004

The temple town of Puri in Orissa, one of the four most sacred sites of Hindus, has major centre of Vaishnavism for almost a millennium. A deity of great antiquity, earlier known as Purushottama and Nilamadhava, Sri Jagannatha, the presiding diity of its main temple, considered as the creator of incarnations and a manifestation of the supreme divinity is identified with Krishna and Vishnu. His palatial temple, Srimandira, was built in the twelfth century and is one of the finest specimens of the Kalinga style of architecture. The elevated grounds on which the temple stands is known as Blue Hill, Blue Region and Blue Mountain, Also used as popular appellations of Jagannatha. He represents a new consciousness, the essence of which is simple surrender and the triumph of intimate devotion.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 05 November, 2007.
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