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 The Anatomy of Devotion:: The Life and Poetry of Karaikkal Ammaiyar

Elaine Craddock

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on Karaikkal Ammaiyar, also know as Punitavati, one of the Tamil nayanmar, or Shaivite saints. Before Punitavati became Karaikkal Ammaiyar, she was married to a merchant, but her ... More


Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East

P.R.S. Moorey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262801
eISBN:
9780191734526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262801.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents work that investigates the numerous miniature baked clay images from Canaan, Israel and Judah (c.1600–600 bc). They constitute vital evidence for the imagery and domestic rituals ... More


The Domestic Rice-Ball Sacrifice to the Ancestors

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the anva??akya (Ninth-day Ancestral Offerings), the older of the two ancestral rites laid out in the G?hyasātras, the domestic ritual manuals. Specifically, it outlines how the ... More


Marriage, Birth and Death:The Rituals of Passage

Susan Visvanathan

in The Christians of Kerala: History, Belief and Ritual Among the Yakoba

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647990
eISBN:
9780199080663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647990.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on the ritual life of Syrian Christians, which can be understood in terms of two aspects: the ceremonies of the house and the ceremonies of the church. Domestic rituals reveal a ... More


Baptism as Sacrament and Drama

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines agreements and disagreements about the sacrament of baptism in England in the century following the Reformation. It attempts to relate the political, liturgical, ecclesiastical, ... More


The S´rāddha-Rite *

Matthew R. Sayers

in Feeding the Dead: Ancestor Worship in Ancient India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199917471
eISBN:
9780199345564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917471.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes the śrāddha-rite, the younger of the two ancestral rites prescribed in the G?hyasātras, the domestic ritual manuals. Beyond the basic description of the rite, the author argues ... More


Conclusion

Afsar Mohammad

in The Festival of Pīrs: Popular Islam and Shared Devotion in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199997589
eISBN:
9780199346448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997589.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This is a summary of various aspects discussed in the book. Focusing on different contemporary manifestations of local and localized Islam, this section offers insights into the future of various ... More


Of Gods and Heroes: Worship in Traditional Vietnam

Anh Q. Tran

in Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190677602
eISBN:
9780190677633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677602.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 analyzes the many religious rites, including the worship of Heaven, nature, spirits, heroes, and religious figures in public cults as well as domestic rituals. It gives an introduction to ... More


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