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Introduction: Viṭṭhal Beckons

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Introduction establishes the significance of the god Viṭṭhal of Pandharpur for the religious history of Maharashtra from the eleventh or twelfth century onwards, pointing out that for the Vārkarī ... More


Religious Practices in the Sanskrit Epics

John Brockington

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198733508
eISBN:
9780191797958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733508.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Both the Mahābhārata and the Rāmāyaṇa, the two texts usually designated jointly as the Sanskrit Epics, are major sources for the history of religious and social ideas. Because their authors tend to ... More


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