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Brahmā

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

One development in modern Hinduism that is related to the God Brahmā, albeit indirectly, is represented by the rise of the Brahma Kumārī movement. Widely considered a Hindu movement, the Brahma ... More


The Elusive Sarasvatī: A Goddess, a River, and the Search for the Universal in the Particular

Elizabeth Mary Rohlman

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: The Goddess

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198767022
eISBN:
9780191821226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767022.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

The goddess Sarasvatī is no less elusive or powerful than the river Sarasvatī, and it is through her compound role as river, speech, and goddess that she develops into a perplexing deity. Indologists ... More


Introduction

Ferdinando Sardella

in Modern Hindu Personalism: The History, Life, and Thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199865918
eISBN:
9780199979998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199865918.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book explores the life and work of Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī (1874–1937), a guru of the Chaitanya (1486–1534) school of Vaishnavism, who, at a time when various interpretations of nondualistic ... More


Bhaktisiddhānta in Context

Ferdinando Sardella

in Modern Hindu Personalism: The History, Life, and Thought of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199865918
eISBN:
9780199979998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199865918.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The previous chapters have shown that the idea of “spiritual” or non-material personhood informed the entirety of Bhaktisiddhānta's thought, religious vision and understanding of agency. For him, ... More


From Goddess to Dragon: Benzaiten

Bernard Faure

in Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The genealogy of the Buddhist goddess Benzaiten has been traced back a Vedic river goddess named Sarasvatī. In the process, this goddess became assimilated to the snake-deities known as nāgas and to ... More


The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India

Sujata S. Mody

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489091
eISBN:
9780199093922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489091.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Making of Modern Hindi examines the politics and processes of making Hindi modern at a formative moment in India’s history, when British imperialism was at its peak and anti-colonial sentiments ... More


Introduction

Sujata S. Mody

in The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489091
eISBN:
9780199093922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489091.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this chapter, I introduce the polarizing figure of Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi (1864-1938); his literary project for an emergent nation; and Sarasvatī, the illustrated monthly journal he edited for ... More


Poetry as Prayer

Hamsa Stainton

in Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190889814
eISBN:
9780190889845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889814.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter develops the study of poetry as prayer. It reviews recent scholarship on prayer and evaluates the perils and potential of prayer as a category of analysis in the study of South Asian ... More


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