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Introduction

Jarrod L. Whitaker

in Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Introduction argues that masculine ideologies and roles are central to the men who participate in sóma rituals in ancient India and these ideals are encoded in the three manly gods, Agni, Indra, ... More


Poetry, Ritual, and Associational Thought in Early India: The Sources

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides an overview of the general genres of early Vedic India, including Śrauta, or formal ritual texts; Grhya, or domestic ritual texts; and Vidhana, or “magical” ritual texts. The ... More


Introduction

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the book which is focused on the study of the use of Rig Vedic mantras in particular ritual schools. The use of Vedic mantras in particular ritual situations and the method ... More


Viniyoga: The Recovery of a Hermeneutic Principle

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter considers the metonymic thinking present in the viniyoga. Viniyoga is a kind of application of Vedic mantra through the creations of new sets of associations in new ritual situations and ... More


Poetry, Ritual, and Associational Thought In Early India: The Theories

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter uses recent works on the theory of metonymy to show how metonymy might be viewed as a specific kind of intellectual practice that provides cognitive linkages between ritual image and the ... More


The Vedic “Other”: Spoilers of Success

Laurie L. Patton

in Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the conception of the enemy and its history in particular usages of Rig Vedic mantras 1.32, 1.50, 1.83–84, 6.73, and 6.2.11. The Vedic enemy concept is rich in metonymic usages ... More


The Inception of a Ritual Category

Marko Geslani

in Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A prime instance of innovation within orthopraxy, this chapter tracks the inception of the śānti (appeasement) ritual through the combination of diverse instruments first described in the earliest ... More


Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Laurie Patton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. The book takes a new look at mantra as “performed poetry” and in five case studies ... More


Spread of Civilization in Eastern India

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0026
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

A civilized society can produce enough to sustain the actual producers and the consumers. A combination of these elements makes for civilization. The period from the fourth to the seventh century is ... More


Discerning Comparison: Between the and Catholic Theology

Francis X. Clooney, SJ

in The Past, Present, and Future of Theologies of Interreligious Dialogue

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198792345
eISBN:
9780191834356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792345.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a comparative study of the Garland of Jaimini’s Reasons (14th century), a classic Hindu text which emerged within Mīmāmsā, the primary school of Hindu liturgical theology, and ... More


Two-Times-Three Dead Mother Texts: Dead Mothers and Nascent Goddesses

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Freud's Mahābhārata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878337
eISBN:
9780190878368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878337.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

Against the backdrop of three of Freud’s rare texts that address the topic of dead mothers, chapter 3 treats in counterpoint three dead mother texts from the Mahābhārata. All three feature Kuntī, but ... More


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