List of Illustrations
1. Wall Painting of Banaras: An Overview
Political condition, development of polychrome culture, role of Maharajas of Kasi-rajya, continuation of the painting till today, 18th century miniature paintings, reason of the decay of wall paintings, category of paintings in Banaras, important temples for wall paintings, subjects of the paintings, representation of different states in the temples of Banaras.
2. Mahamaya Temple
History of temple, form and architecture of temple, Kali images in the grabhagrha, Sakti temples in Banaras and its adjoining areas.
3. Paintings of Mahamaya Temple
Subjects of paintings, styles in the paintings, reason of confluence of style, Devi Bhagavata Purana and Mahamaya paintings, description of Manidvipa, metal deodhis and their swamis – rtus – Vasanta, Grisma, Varsa, Sarada, Hemanta, Sisira.
4. Precious Stone Deodhi or Sala
Pusparagamani Sala, Padmaragamani Sala, Gomedaka Sala, Vajra Sala, Vaidurya Sala, Indranila Sala, Moti Sala, Pravala Sala, Navaratna Sala.
5. Cintamanigrha and Mandapas
Cintamanigrha, Srngara Mandapa, Mukti Mandapa, Jnana Mandapa, Ekanta Mandapa.
Indra, Agni, Yama, Nrtti, Varuna, Vayu, Kubera, Isana.
7. Mahakali and Durga
Mahakali and Devaganas, Durga facing Devaganas, Durga killing demon Raktabija, Durga killing Mahisasura.
8. Independent Scenes
Goddess surrounded by deities, saints and male-female devotees, Bhagavati upasaka, Bhagavati salokvasi, saints and rsis – Vedavyas and Narada, Saunakadik and Sutapauranika, Sesasayi, Garuda, daily life, nature.