Photo of Deepak Sarma in front of a bookcase
Deepak Sarma

Religious studies’ Deepak Sarma explains imagery on Grateful Dead album

When looking at the cover of the Grateful Dead’s self-titled first album, Deepak Sarma, professor of religious studies, recognized the image of Yoga-Narasimha, an avatar of the Hindu god Visnu. He investigated the imagery in an op-ed titled “A long strange trip: Exploring how Yoga-Narasimha landed on the Grateful Dead’s first album cover,” published in Sacred Matters Magazine.

Read his findings on the Sacred Matters Magazine website.