Rani ki Vav: the abode of Bodhisattvas and Dakinis
Rani ki Vav--a seven storey stepwell in Patan, Gujarat, is a golden monument studded with beautiful sculptures of gods, goddesses and semi-divines, over 800 in number. The beautifully adorned male deities, hitherto acknowledged as various Brahmanical gods, have now been identified as Bodhisattvas of five Dhyani Buddhas because of the presence of a mini-Buddha on top of each figure. The goddesses have been identified as various manifestations of Tara of Buddhist pantheon.;;;
ISBN 13: 9788177421354
ISBN 10: 8177421352
Pages etc.: 246p., full of b&w figs., gloss., bibl., ind., 29cm.
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