Sacred Animals of India

Sacred Animals of India

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Belief in the sanctity of animals originated from ideas of karma and the transmigration of souls - thus an ant or a tiger could be one's past or future identity.In the Arthashastra, Kautilya, Chandraguptaa#39;s mentor, mentions the Gajasena or elephant division as one of the four main divisions of the kinga#39;s army. ... Much later, the royal emblem of the Gangas of Kannada desha was the elephant.

Title:Sacred Animals of India
Author:Nanditha Krishna
Publisher:Penguin Books India - 2010-01-01


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