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Published by Munshiram Manoharlal in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Yakṣas (Hindu deities)

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Edition Notes

Statementby Ram Nath Misra.
LC ClassificationsBL1225.Y27 M57 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 194 p., [63] p. of plates :
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3930364M
LC Control Number81904627

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About the Book: The monograph documents, within a chronological framework, epigraphic data concerning the various categories of artisans, their qualifications, caste-characteristics, hierarchical set-up, and their active involvement in various crafts relating to sculptures and monuments. The books he authored include Bharhut (in Hindi ), Ancient Artist and Art Activity (), Indian Sculptures (in Hindi: , , ), Yaksha Cult and Iconography (), Sculptures of Dahala and Daksina Kosala (), Ancient Indian Socicty, Economy and Religion (in Hindi, , ), Silpa in Indian Tradition () and Outlines of Indian Arts (edited, ). Yaksha, also spelled yaksa, Sanskrit masculine singular yakṣa, Sanskrit feminine singular yakṣī or yakṣinī, in the mythology of India, a class of generally benevolent but sometimes mischievous, capricious, sexually rapacious, or even murderous nature spirits who are the custodians of treasures that are hidden in the earth and in the roots of trees. They are powerful magicians and shape-shifters.   The feminine form of Yaksha is Yakshini or Yakshi. The excavation of the Indus Valley sites and the unearthed artefacts depicts them as humans, animals, and gods and goddess. One such seal shows a female divinity, resembling like Yakshas or nature beings, being worshipped in a tree.