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 The Panels on the Ardhamandapa or Porch

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/9780195369229.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The first panel evokes a set of stories about Daksha and his relations with Rudra Shiva, and the self‐immolation of Sati. The next panel continues the story of Daksha's daughter Aditi's son Vamana, ... More


Social History of the Buddhist Book Cult

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the human agents behind the medieval Buddhist book cult-the donors, makers, and users of the illustrated manuscripts-based on a collective analysis of the colophons of ... More


Esoteric Buddhism

Meir Shahar

in Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 8: Esoteric Buddhism examines the role of Tantric Buddhism (also known as Esoteric Buddhism) in bringing Nezha from India to China. Nezha (original Sanskrit name: Nalakūbara) made his first ... More


Epilogue: Esoteric Buddhism and the Chinese Supernatural

Meir Shahar

in Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The epilogue places Nezha's history in the context of contemporary research on Chinese esoteric Buddhism. It argues for the enduring impact that the Tantric movement has had upon Chinese religion, ... More


Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Meir Shahar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers the comprehensive account (in any language) of the oedipal god Nezha, doubtless one of the most intriguing figures in Chinese religion and literature. The book analyzes the ... More


Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Jinah Kim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book considers how and why the Buddhist book cultin South Asia has survived almost two millennia until the present day by examining medieval illustrated Buddhist manuscriptsas sacred objects of ... More


The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1

Bernard Faure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839338
eISBN:
9780824868260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The book constitutes an attempt to rethink medieval Japanese religion in light of the recently discovered documents and of the innovative contributions by Japanese scholars. Drawing on the ... More


Fearful Symmetry: The Twin Kings

Bernard Faure

in The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839338
eISBN:
9780824868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

While they have been worshiped separately, the Wisdom Kings Fudō and Aizen have also often been worshiped in tandem, forming a complementary dyad. This dyad has usually been interpreted symbolically ... More


Lust but not Least: Aizen Myōō

Bernard Faure

in The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839338
eISBN:
9780824868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Together with Fudō Myōō, the god of Lust Aizen Myōō has played a major role in Japanese esoteric Buddhism, from the 12th century onward. He is worshiped for his explicit apotropaic function, namely, ... More


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