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Tyomkin E., Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya M. The Hindu Pantheon. An Introduction Illustrated with 19th Century Indian Miniatures from the St Petersburg Collection. Reading, Garnet Publishing 1994. 142 p.


A Note on the Original Album

The miniature paintings illustrating this book come from the oriental manuscripts collection in the Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg. The 65 pictures are found in a two-volume album devoted to the Hindu pantheon. The two volumes contain 32 and 33 miniatures, respectively. It has a black leather cover in European style, bearing the words 'Hindoo Mythology'. For clarity, we have re-arranged the order in which the pictures appear. In the original album, the order is as listed below.

Volume 1

1. Ganesha
2. Vishnu and Lakshmi
3. Brahma
4. Shiva
5. Sarasvati
6. Narada
7. Narayana and Lakshmi
8. Garuda
9. Hanuman
10. Kama
11. Kandarpa
12. Ardhanarishvara
13. Shankara and Gauri
14. Karttikeya
15. Mahadevi
16. Durga
17. Chinnamasta
18. Kali
19. Bhuvaneshvari
20. Bhairavi
21. Таrа
22. Varana
23. Ganga
24. Yamuna
25. Kalabhairava
26. Batukabhairava
27. Tamracudabhairava
28. Chandracudabhairava
29. Planetary deities
30. Mahakalabhairava
31. Agni
32. Yama

Volume 2

33. Ganesha
34. Matsya
35. Kurma
36. Varaha
37. Narasimha
38. Vamana
39. Parashurama
40. Rama
41. Krishna
42. Buddha
43. Kalkin
44. Footprints of Vishnu
45. Mesha
46. Vrisha
47. Mithuna, the Pair of Lovers
48. Karka
49. Kanya
50. Simha
51. Tula
52. Vrishchika
53. Dhanus

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Contents, Introduction, A Note on the Original Album

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Hindu goddesses
Hindu gods
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