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Puṇḍalīk and Puṇḍarīkeśvar

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/9780199777594.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter and the next take up the question of the historicity and meaning of Puṇḍalīk, the devotee on account of whom Kṛṣṇa is understood to have settled as Viṭṭhal in Pandharpur. Dhere argues ... More


Purāṇic Sources for the Study of Viṭṭhal

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/9780199777594.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the value of folklore and Purāṇas (“ancient” compendia of mythological stories) in uncovering religious history. The chapter introduces three Sanskrit Māhātmyas ... More


Hari in Cowherd's Garb

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/9780199777594.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the saint-poets' belief that Viṭṭhal is the god Kṛṣṇa, who came to Pandharpur to meet the devotee Puṇḍalīk. According to a well-known story, Puṇḍalīk was busy attending to his ... More


The Secret of the Diṇḍīra Forest

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/9780199777594.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines another story explaining Kṛṣṇa's presence in Pandharpur, the story that one time, when Kṛṣṇa's wife Rukmiṇī was angry with him, she came to the Diṇḍīra Forest in Pandharpur to ... More


In Search of the Original Image of Viṭṭhal

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/9780199777594.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter argues that the image of Viṭṭhal described in the Māhātmyas is most closely replicated by that in the Viṭṭhal temple at Māḍhe (Madhe Taluka, Solapur District). Dhere shows that the ... More


The Sources of the Story of Puṇḍalīk

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/9780199777594.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents several Purāṇic and Purāṇic-style stories of Vaiṣṇava devotees named Puṇḍalīk, and shows that many of these stories were used in creating the Māhātmyas of Pandharpur and in ... More


The Body Is Paṇḍharī

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/9780199777594.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This final chapter presents a culminating stage in the evolution of the cult of Viṭṭhal: its interpretation in spiritual terms. The chapter discusses, in turn, spiritual interpretations that the ... More


. Walking Humbly with Your God: Jñanadev and the Warkari Movement

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses three main topics. The first is the lifeworld of Jñanadev as the nourishing soil of his writings. The second is the central direction of his philosophical thought, which was ... More


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