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Introduction: Sītā and Rādhā, Role Models for Women?

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction sets up the basic question of the book: when are goddesses as role models potentially empowering or oppressive for women? It situates this question within contemporary feminist ... More


Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Jonathan B. Edelmann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Western intellectual history has benefited from a rich and sophisticated conversation between theology and science, leaving us with centuries of scientific and theological literature on the subjects. ... More


The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book seeks to understand the major mythological role models that mark the moral landscape of young Hindu women. Generally, the goddess Sita, faithful consort of the god Rama, is regarded as the ... More


The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

D. Dennis Hudson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This work closely examines the architectural and sculptural “texts” of the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple built for Vishnu/Krishna at Kanchipuram in the 8th century. The keys to unlock the meaning of these ... More


Introduction: The Discovery

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introduction provides an overview of themes of the book and introduces the idea of the temple as a mandala. It discusses how the author came to understand the relationship between the Bhagavata ... More


Bhāgavata Theologies in Comparison

Kiyokazu Okita

in Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709268
eISBN:
9780191779688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709268.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

This chapter describes the theological uniqueness of the Gauḍīya school based on a study of Jīva Gosvāmī’s commentary on the core section of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa. Jīva was a prolific Gauḍīya writer ... More


Pradyumna-Kāmadeva in the Major Vaiṣṇava Purāṇas

Christopher R. Austin

in Pradyumna: Lover, Magician, and Scion of the Avatara

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190054113
eISBN:
9780190054144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054113.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 documents Pradyumna’s changing identity and significance in the context of the evolving Vaiṣṇava tradition, chiefly through an analysis of the abduction narrative as it is retold in the ... More


Playing: Krishna’s Mothers, Sister, and Lovers

Kirin Narayan

in Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on one of the author's mentors, Jagadamba Mataji. From the very first time they met, Jagadamba Mataji met the author's wish to learn with an exuberant willingness to teach. Many ... More


Govindadeva Temple A Festival of Devotion

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/9780195130102.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Govindala temple was completed in 1590. It was said to be the largest single building serving as a Hindu temple in all India. Its outstanding feature was the large interior vaulted space, ... More


On the Rasa of Love

Rembert Lutjeharms

in A Vaisnava Poet in Early Modern Bengal: Kavikarnapura's Splendour of Speech

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827108
eISBN:
9780191866012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827108.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The development of rasa in the Ānanda‐vṛndāvana is the topic of Chapter 7. As this chapter demonstrates, Kavikarṇapūra’s ‘narratology’ is based not on action, but on the emotional being of the ... More


Saṁsāra

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the process of undergoing rebirths continuously, known as samsāra. In principle, the process is without a beginning and an end, unless brought to an end by religious and ... More


Embodied Ascent, Meditation, & Yogic Suicide

in Sinister Yogis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226895130
eISBN:
9780226895154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895154.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A set of actors, through their esoteric knowledge of the true nature of the self as well as of powerful spells, were empowered to reach the world of brahman (brahmaloka). These actors' ... More


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