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Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Loriliai Biernacki

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The role of women and ideas of gender are fundamental components of all religious traditions. Tantric traditions in particular offer a unique perspective on women's participation in religious ... More


 To Speak Like a Woman: The Feminine Mantra and Bodied Speech

Loriliai Biernacki

in Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the links between “female” speech and the female body, arguing that female speech is frequently stereotypically coded as performative speech. A consequence of this stereotype of ... More


 The Goddess of the Secret and Her Procession (Guhyeśvarījātrā)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter deals with the history and mythology of Guhyeśvarī, the Goddess of the Secret and her procession (Guhyeśvarījātrā). The focus of the chapter is on the various (Hindu, Buddhist, Folk) ... More


 How the Blue Goddess of Speech Turns Blue

Loriliai Biernacki

in Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter addresses the problem of violence toward women and the silencing of women through violence. Through a myth in the Great Blue Tantra (Bṭhannīla Tantra) this chapter examines a ... More


Conclusion

Loriliai Biernacki

in Renowned Goddess of Desire: Women, Sex, and Speech in Tantra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195327823
eISBN:
9780199785520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327823.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Referencing the image of the Goddess Kāmākhyā, the Renowned Goddess of Desire introduced at the beginning of this book, this conclusion recaps the themes of this book. In particular it argues for a ... More


 Śiva under Refuse and Goblin's Fourteenth (Lukumahādyaḥ, Piśācacaturdaśī)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents material on a festival in which Śiva is worshipped as Hidden Mahādeva (Lukumahādyaḥ). The festival is also known as or Goblin's Fourteenth due to the fact that Śiva manifests ... More


The Goddess of Place, Place of the Goddess

Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

in Reciting the Goddess: Narratives of Place and the Making of Hinduism in Nepal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199341160
eISBN:
9780190844561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341160.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 investigates the goddess Svasthānī herself. Svasthānī, “the Goddess of One’s Own Place,” serves as a relatively recent and tangible case study for understanding the birth and transformation ... More


 The Festival of the Goddess Vatsalā

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the main festival of Deopatan, the Vatsalājātrā, i.e. the rituals and processions that celebrate the goddess Vatsalā who is regarded as both an independent deity and the consort ... More


Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Axel Michaels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The book deals with festivals and rituals at the Nepalese Paśupatnātha Temple located in Deopatan, the City of (all) Gods, and the Paśupatikṣetra, the “Field of Paśupati.” Paśupati, a form of Śiva, ... More


 The Festival of the Goddess Pīgãmāī

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter deals with the festival of the local goddess Pīgãmāī situated under the Ring Road which surrounds Kathmandu. It is made up of a group of twenty‐two children representing the Navadurgā ... More


Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey Kripal (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores one of the most remarkable divinities the world has seen—the Hindu goddess Kālī. She is simultaneously understood as a blood-thirsty warrior, a goddess of ritual possession, a ... More


Reciting the Goddess: Narratives of Place and the Making of Hinduism in Nepal

Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199341160
eISBN:
9780190844561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199341160.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book presents a new perspective on the making of Hinduism in Nepal with the first book-length study of Nepal’s goddess Svasthānī and the popular Svasthānīvratakathā textual tradition. In the ... More


Freud's India: Sigmund Freud and India's First Psychoanalyst Girindrasekhar Bose

Alf Hiltebeitel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190878375
eISBN:
9780190878405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878375.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Literature

This first three chapters or first third of this book documents the ups and downs in the conflictual correspondence between Sigmund Freud and India’s first psychoanalyst, Girindrasekhar Bose. They ... More


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