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.