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Seeing Krishna Aṣṭayāma Līlā Continued

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna: The Religious World of a Brahmin Family in Vrindaban

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130102
eISBN:
9780199848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides an account of the aṣṭayāma līlā from the fourth day up to the eighth day. The sixth day of the Caitanya līlā is filled with songs of Caitanya's beauty, of the need to worship ... More


Balaram and the Yamuna River:: Entitlement and Presumptions of Control

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter introduces the story of the deities Balaram and the Yamuna River, which offers an honest reckoning with human dependence on the earth for sustenance and human entitlements to the earth's ... More


The Festival of Holi:: Celebrating Agricultural and Social Health

A. Whitney Sanford

in Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134123
eISBN:
9780813135915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134123.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

During the Hindu springtime harvest festival of Holi, devotees celebrate the renewal of social bonds and agricultural fertility because Holi festivities demonstrate the intimate ties between social ... More


• Holi: The Feast of Love

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines Holi, the spring festival described as “the feast of love,” and celebrated when the moon is full. With Divali, the chaos is carefully ritualized. At Holi, by contrast, all hell ... More


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