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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


A Priest's Guide for the Great Festival: Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi

Richard H. Davis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378528
eISBN:
9780199869640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

With the great processions of the gods, images splendidly adorned in jewelry and flower garlands, who move out of the temples and through the streets of the community, Hindu temple festivals have ... More


Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Paul Younger

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the South Indian religious tradition, there are grand ten‐day festivals held each year in the streets around the temples, mosques, and churches. This tradition is found not only inTamil Nadu and ... More


Íśvara

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/9780195676389.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Íśvara, an important philosophical concept in modern Hinduism, has been identified with one of the three members of the trimūrti-Brāhmā, Visnu, or Śiva. However, historians of Hindu religion have ... More


The Hindu Trinity (Trimūrti)

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the Hindu trinity. As early as Gupta times, a holy trinity of Hinduism, the Trimūrti or triple form, was evolved. This consisted of Brahmā the creator, Vishnu the preserver, ... More


Śiva

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on Śiva, the third God of the Hindu trinity, responsible for destruction. In order to understand his role properly, we must shed the negative emotional reaction associated with ... More


Kālī

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter, a reprint of the chapter on Kālī in David Kinsley's book Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition, provides an introduction to Kālī's basic story ... More


Kālī the Terrific and Her Tests: The Śākta Devotionalism of the Mahābhāgavata Purāṇa

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the Mahābhāgavata Purāna, a late medieval Śākta text that glorifies the Goddess in her form as Kālī. It shows that the Kālī to emerge from this work is not simply a ... More


Śiva

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/9780195676389.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Śiva is a popular god in both classical and modern Hinduism–but for perhaps slightly different reasons. The name Śiva is widely believed to be ‘only euphemistic’ and was used in an apotropaic manner. ... More


Viṣṇu

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

If Brahmā is the otiose God, then Vishnu is the supreme, syncretic and living god. Of course, all the gods of the trinity, including Brahmā, have laid claim to supremacy; but the claim seems to have ... More


Matricial Gods: Matarajin

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/9780824839314.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This discussion of the god Matarajin combines both a diachronic or genealogical approach with a synchronic one. Through the former, I follow the trajectory leading from the Indian god Mahākāla, ... More


Essays and Other Miscellaneous Writings

Amiya P. Sen

in Religion And Rabindranath Tagore: Select Discourses, Addresses, and, Letters in Translation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198098966
eISBN:
9780199083015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198098966.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This part includes translations from select writings of Tagore that originally appeared in contemporary Bengali journals and later included in his (Bengali) Collected Works. These include polemical ... More


Who Is a Bhakta?

Gil Ben-Herut

in 'Siva's Saints: The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Raga.lega.lu

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190878849
eISBN:
9780190878870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190878849.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Chapter 2 considers the multiple ways in which the characters of the Ragaḷegaḷu embody the ideal of worshiping Śiva and seeks to identify the constitutive and recognizable component that is shared ... More


Astronomy, Time-Reckoning, and Cosmology

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Early Harappan towns oriented after cardinal directions imply the regular observation of sunrise and/or gnomon shadow. Contemporary seals and “Proto-Śiva” apparently depict the four directions plus ... More


Harappan Religion in Relation to West and South Asia

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Mother Earth and Father Sky, represented by lion/tiger and bull/buffalo, have dominated West and South Asian village and elite religion from Neolithic times. Their sacred marriage, involving the ... More


The Indus Religion and the Indus Script

Asko Parpola

in The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and The Indus Civilization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226909
eISBN:
9780190226947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226909.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Prehistory changes into history with literacy. The Harappan culture is the fourth among the earliest civilizations to possess writing, after Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Elam. In addition to script, Indus ... More


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