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The Vedicization 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/9780199777594.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter, which has been abridged from the Marathi original, presents a variety of attempts that Brāhmaṇ pandits and Vedic scholars have made to induct Viṭṭhal and his cult into more ... More


Tying the Universe: The Interplay of Veda and Kūṭiyāṭṭam with Special Reference to Mantrāṅkam

Elena Mucciarelli and Heike Oberlin

in Two Masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam: Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199483594
eISBN:
9780199097203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483594.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Indian History

This contribution aims at giving an account for the complexity of Kūṭiyāṭṭam, which brings together elements coming from different traditions. In particular, there are possible parallels between ... More


Child Marriage

Menski Werner

in Hindu Law: Beyond Tradition and Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699210
eISBN:
9780199080298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699210.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter discusses the extent of child marriage practices in Vedic and classical Hindu traditions and concentrates on early marriages as a socio-legal problem. It discusses important evidence ... More


Channelizing Feminine Energy through Representations of Goddess(es)

Jaya Tyagi

in Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451821
eISBN:
9780199084593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451821.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter explains why there is need to study the goddess tradition in the Puranic texts as they reveal the manner in which gender ideology extends to perceptions related to the ‘divine feminine’. ... More


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