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Remembrance and Celebration

John E. Cort

in Jains in the World: Religious Values and Ideology in India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195132342
eISBN:
9780199834112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132343.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Provides a detailed description of the many festivals that constitute the Jain religious year. The most intense period of community observance is the four‐month rainy season retreat (caturmasa), when ... More


• Divali: The Festival of Lights

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/9780520249134.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines Divali, a ritual event that occurs at the new moon, an autumn festival which has come to be the single most prominent annual event in the lives of many Indians resident in the ... 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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