One of Hinduism's most fundamental aspects is the varied manifestation of divinity. Krishna Sharma's Beauty, Power & Grace: The Book of Hindu Goddesses captures the stories and depictions of Hindu goddesses with stunning illustrations by B.G. Sharma and Mahaveer Swami.
"In Vedic tradition, these depictions of the Goddess reflect the belief that male and female are simply different expressions of one supreme, absolute truth," wrote Mandala Publishing in a release to The Huffington Post.
Dharma is a practicing Hindu priest who has translated Indian epics the Mahabarata and the Ramayana. Sharma, a winner of India's National Art Award, is a master in the traditional styles of Kangra, Kishangarh, and Mughal painting. Swami is a miniatures artist devoted to the traditional Bikaneri painting style.
Text excerpted from "Beauty, Power & Grace: The Book of Hindu Goddesses" by Krishna Dharma with illustrations by B.G. Sharma and Mahaveer Swami, published by Mandala Publishing © 2014.