Image Iconopraxis and Iconoplasty in South Asia

@article{Meister2007ImageIA,
  title={Image Iconopraxis and Iconoplasty in South Asia},
  author={Michael W. Meister},
  journal={RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={51},
  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… 
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