Seven Hindu Goddesses of Spiritual Transformation. The Iconography of the Saptamatrikas
|Author: ||Harper, Katherine|
An iconological exploration of the seven Hindu female deities known as the Saptamatrikas ("Seven Mothers"), undertaken in order to inquire into the nature of Saptamatrikas icons, identify the inchoate elements that gave rise to their introduction into the Hindu pantheon, and offer an interpretation of their religious function.
"This is a technical work that is carefully documented with abundant photographic illustrations. Recommended for graduate libraries." - Religious Studies Review