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An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems For The Lord of Gods, by Venkatesa

Steven P. Hopkins

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326390
eISBN:
9780199870455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326390.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A thematically organized, annotated anthology of translations from the Sanskrit, Tamil, and Maharashtri Prakrit devotional poetry of the South Indian Srivaisnava philosopher, sectarian preceptor ... More


The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Ariel Glucklich

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Strides of Vishnu explores a wide range of topics in Hindu culture and history. Hinduism has often set out to mediate between the practical needs of its many communities and a ... More


 At Play with Krishna in the Tamil Land: The Gopaālaviṃśati

Steven P. Hopkins

in An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems For The Lord of Gods, by Venkatesa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326390
eISBN:
9780199870455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326390.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A full translation of Venkatesha's Sanskrit stotra in praise of Vishnu Devanayaka as Krishna, the Gopalavimshati, with detailed thematic afterword and notes. The afterword situates Venkatesha's ... More


The Lifetime “Living Lord” Icon of Mahavira: Anxiety about the Authenticity of Icons

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Narratives of the miraculous or otherwise special origin of icons betray anxiety about the authenticity of icons. This chapter investigates the Shvetambara narratives of a sandalwood icon of ... More


The Tears of Brahmā: Deśika's Tamil Poetry and the Praise of Kings

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

After a brief survey of the history of vernacular bhakti literature in South India, Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists and the Tamil “cosmopolitan vernacular,” this chapter attempts to assess the riches of ... More


“The Fruits of Mukunda's Mercy”: Deśika's Tamil Poetry in the Akam Mode

Steven Paul Hopkins

in Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedantadesika in Their South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195127355
eISBN:
9780199834327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195127358.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on a few stanzas of two long Tamil prabandhams — the Mummaïikkêvai and the Navamaïimålai — that use elements of classical Tamil akam love poetry as they have been appropriated by ... More


Trimūrti

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/9780195676389.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A doctrine of trinity known as trimūrti (‘The Three Forms’) in Sanskrit provides for the coexistence, as part of a single visionary conception, of the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. This ... 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


Introduction

Janaki Bakhle

in Two Men and Music: Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195166101
eISBN:
9780199850501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166101.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore music’s history in the Deccan region of western India. It focuses on two men—Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande and Vishnu ... More


Music In Public and National Conversation: Conferences, Institutions, and Agendas, 1916–1928

Janaki Bakhle

in Two Men and Music: Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195166101
eISBN:
9780199850501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166101.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the debates and discussions at national music conferences and the two institutions of musical learning set up by Bhatkhande and Paluskar. By the end of the first decade of the ... More


Hindu Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The second chapter explores animal-friendly teachings and practices in Vedic, Hindu, and Jain religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings and through the lives of religious exemplars, ... More


The Chandrachud Court (1978–85)

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Chandrachud Court of 1978–85. The Janata regime was pledged to restore the independence of the judiciary but had not committed itself to restoring the convention of ... More


• Hinduism in Pittsburgh: Creating the South Indian “Hindu” Experience in the United States

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan

in The Life of Hinduism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter, on the impressive temple to Vishnu as Ventakesvara (Lord of the Venkata Hill) in Pittsburgh, describes what it took to transplant this major deity from the hills of Andhra Pradesh to ... 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


King of Trees

David L. Haberman

in People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the pipal tree (Ashvattha), the most sacred of all trees in India. The more positive life-blessing attitudes associated with the pipal tree are explored here. This chapter opens ... More


Āṇṭāḷ

Vijaya Nagarajan

in Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195170825
eISBN:
9780190858100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170825.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Combining personal narrative, analytic insight, and poetics, in this chapter the author explores the parallels between the popular ninth century Tamil saint Āṇṭāḷ and the ritual of the kōlam in Tamil ... More


Hinduism: The Religion of Imagination

Jon Stewart

in Hegel's Interpretation of the Religions of the World: The Logic of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198829492
eISBN:
9780191868030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829492.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Hegel treats Hinduism under the title “The Religion of Imagination” or, with another translation, “The Religion of Fantasy.” Hegel’s study of Hinduism came during the period when there was a rapidly ... More


Hegel’s India Writings: Art, Religion, and Philosophy

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Hegel examines instances of Indian Art, Religion, and Philosophy and avers that they are based on pantheistic, pictorial, representative understanding, and not adequately speculative or conceptual. ... More


The Sign of Our Times

John Stratton Hawley

in Krishna's Playground: Vrindavan in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190123987
eISBN:
9780190991357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190123987.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This final chapter asks the question, “What now?” Looking back over all that has been said and turning to the urgency of the moment, I propose that Vrindavan be designated a World Heritage Site and ... More


The Scrapbook of Undeserved Salvation: The Kedara Khanda of the Skanda Purana 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the Skanda Purana, the longest of all the Puranas, and one of its books, the Kedara Khanda. The Kedara Khanda, the first book of the first section, the Maheshvara Khanda, of the ... More


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