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God's Body, or, the Lingam made Flesh: Conflicts Over the Representation of Shiva 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the concept of lingam in Hinduism and its association with the Hindu god Shiva. It begins with a discussion of the history of the usages of the word lingam in ancient texts and ... More


The Scrapbook of Undeserved Salvation: The Kedara Khanda of the Skanda Purana 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the Skanda Purana, the longest of all the Puranas, and one of its books, the Kedara Khanda. The Kedara Khanda, the first book of the first section, the Maheshvara Khanda, of the ... More


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