Iconography means not merely the mechanical description and identification of an image but also the study of various aspects, which lead to the growth of cult.
The worship of Icons originated right from prehistoric period- The excavation of Mohan Jodaro and Harappa substenciate to this fact.
It is a critical study of geometrical patterns of Icons of different sects of various dynasties of ancient India. Besides this, it enables us to visualize with the idea of anatomical details of human body.
The present book dealing with various aspects of Icons of Hindu Iconography.
Here an attempt has been made for the first time to examine critically the genesis of geometrical patterns of ancient Icons.
Tantric cult and tantric rituals, under the tantric centres of ancient India, in the medieval period, associated with Brahmanical Hinduism as well as Mahayanas or vajrayana from the Buddhism attained full development of India.
This work has been very well illustrated with numerous photographs and figures that add to pictorial value of the book.