192p., Abb, Bib, Map, 272 Plts., 23 cm. (Asian Iconography Series IV)
The iconography of Nepalese Hinduism is essentially the same as that of Indian Hinduism. There are, however, some important differences between them. One of the most important difference is that Nepalese Hinduism emphasizes the Eight Matrkas: and the eight Matrkas: and the Eight Bhairavs. In the Kathmandu vally one can find many temples which posses the relice or struts depicting the Eight Matrkas: Mahalakshmi, Brahmayani (Skt,; Brahmani), Rudrayani (Skt., Rudrani), Camunda, Kaumari, Vaisnavi, Indrayani (Skt., Indrani), and Varahi. This book contains the study of fifteen temples, their structure and history which posses the images of eight Matrkas. They are kept in good condition and can furnish the material of Hindu Iconography in Nepal.