Image Iconopraxis and Iconoplasty in South Asia

  title={Image Iconopraxis and Iconoplasty in South Asia},
  author={Michael W. Meister},
  journal={RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics},
  pages={13 - 32}
  • M. Meister
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Art
  • RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics
In India's religions, deities often emerge from the earth. The origin legend of the Dadhimat?-m?t? temple, near Nagaur in Rajasthan, tells of the goddess rising from rocky ground amid the sound of an earthquake's rumble. Stopped by the startled cries of a herdsman, only her elbow?a natural rock?became visible for worship.1 In the origin myth of the Oswal Jains at Osia?, a sage passing in the air descended at the urging of his personal goddess to locate an image, naturally formed where a cow had… 
11 Citations


Emergence refers to situations in which it appears one gets something for nothing. A phenomenon is emergent when it has significant aspects that are more than the sum of its parts. The term covers

Image Gallery

Optimal Minimal Panels of Immunohistochemistry for Diagnosis of B-Cell Lymphoma for Application in Countries with LIMITED RESOURCES.


What is needed for a thriving democracy? And is it really what we want?


  • Gods in the Time of Democracy
  • 2021


  • Gods in the Time of Democracy
  • 2021


  • Gods in the Time of Democracy
  • 2021


  • Gods in the Time of Democracy
  • 2021


  • Art
    Gods in the Time of Democracy
  • 2021

Gods in the Time of Democracy


  • G. West
  • Gods in the Time of Democracy
  • 2019



Cooking for the Gods : the art of home ritual in Bengal

A written and visual presentation of the complex relationships between art and cultural production of ritual in Bengal. The focus is on puja: the concept, acts, and relationship of honor and respect

The sacrifice reenacting Praj?pati's role, integrates, disintegrates and reintegrates the universe

  • characterizes Vr?tyas as "warrior brahmans resacralized through rituals
  • 1962

The inscription from Bh?

  • Inscriptions from the Cave-temples of Western India

Imperial Pur?nas" (see note 78)

    See Srinivasan (see note 44)

      Meister , " Gandh ? raN ? gara Temples of the Salt Range and the Indus , " Kal ?

        Kramrisch (see note 16)

        • Non-Buddhist Deities in Gandharan Art?Some New Evidence," in Investigating Indian Art
        • 1987

        citing Mah?bh?rata 5.35.39-41, trans

        • J. A. B. van Buitenen
        • 1973

        Meister , " The Membrane of Tolerance : Middle and Modern India , " in Art , the Integral Vision , ed .

          Why the jackfruit? Perhaps in the world of cults near the turn of the first millennium ce. the jack was taken?