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 Bālā's Fourteenth (Bālācaturdaśī)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the significance of the Bālā's Fourteenth what? (Bālācaturdaśī). This festival is observed on the fourteenth of the dark half of the moon in the month of Maṅgsīr ... More


Govindadeva Temple A Festival of Devotion

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna: The Religious World of a Brahmin Family in Vrindaban

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130102
eISBN:
9780199848713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Govindala temple was completed in 1590. It was said to be the largest single building serving as a Hindu temple in all India. Its outstanding feature was the large interior vaulted space, ... More


The Inception of a Ritual Category

Marko Geslani

in Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A prime instance of innovation within orthopraxy, this chapter tracks the inception of the śānti (appeasement) ritual through the combination of diverse instruments first described in the earliest ... More


Introduction

Marko Geslani

in Rites of the God-King: 'Sānti and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190862886
eISBN:
9780190862916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190862886.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The introduction reviews the historiographic problem of the relation between fire sacrifice (yajña) and image worship (pūjā), which have traditionally been seen as opposing ritual structures serving ... More


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