A Guide to Bengal: Being a Close Translation of Ishwar Chandra Sharma's Bengallee Version of that Portion of Marshman's 'History of Bengal', which Comprises the Rise and Progress of the British Dominion, with Notes and Observations

Published under the patronage of the Government of Bengal, 1850 - 159 páginas

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Página 155 - He, whom the mind alone can perceive, whose essence eludes the external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from eternity, even he, the soul of all beings, whom no being can comprehend, shone forth in person.
Página 155 - In that egg the great power sat inactive a whole year of the Creator, at the close of which by his thought alone he caused the egg to divide itself...
Página 155 - The seed became an egg bright as gold, blazing like the luminary with a thousand beams; and in that egg, he was born himself, in the form of Brahma, the great forefather of all spirits.
Página 135 - Hamilton described in 1828, as " a celebrated place of pilgrimage among the Hindus, on account of the great sanctity arising from its situation at the junction of the holiest branch of the Ganges with the ocean. Many sacrifices are in consequence here annually performed, of aged persons of both sexes, which are voluntary, and of children, which of course are involuntary, the periods fixed for their celebration being the full moon in November and January.
Página 153 - We'da, s. (3^ vida to know) generic term for the sacred writings of the Hindus, supposed to have been revealed by Brahma, and after being preserved by tradition for a considerable...
Página 115 - The river here makes a fine sweep of about four miles in length, and...
Página 145 - ... tribes, who occupy the intervening space from thence to the province of Yunan in China, and who speak dialects belonging to the Monosyllabic stock.
Página 153 - Vcdas and doctrines of the Hindus , the divine cause and essence of the world , from which all created things are supposed to emanate , and to which they return. The unknown God ; a celebrated Hindu deity ; Brahma is generally reckoned the chief of the gods and ranks first in the Hindu Triad , and is the operative creator of the world , hence he is frequently styled the grandfather of both gods and men, he is represented in their temples as having four faces...
Página 118 - Hindus, name of a celebrated legislator and saint, son of Brahma or a personification of Brahma himself, the creator of the world and progenitor of mankind ; the name is however a generic term, and in every kalpa or interval from creation to creation, there are fourteen successive Mauus, presiding over the universe for the period of a Manwantara, respectively; man in general.
Página 5 - ... the space between the tips of the fingers of either hand when the arms are extended.

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