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By Cynthia Packert

Since precedent days, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities via attractive ornamentation—dressing and adorning the deities with intricate garments, jewellery, and flora. during this pioneering research of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers throughout temple thresholds and into the god Krishna’s sacred area. She describes what devotees see once they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why those pictures glance the best way they do. She discusses new media in addition to international varieties of devotion renowned in India and in another country. The artwork of Loving Krishna opens a universe of that means within which artwork, spiritual motion, and devotion are dynamically intertwined.

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