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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


Settlements

GEOFFREY R. WATSON

in The Oslo Accords: International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreements

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298915
eISBN:
9780191705243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298915.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter asks whether the Har Homa project and other Israeli settlements violate either the Oslo Accords or any other source of international law. The first section considers whether the text of ... More


Measuring Innovation: Genesis and Typology of Early Pūjā

Natalia Lidova

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Practice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198733508
eISBN:
9780191797958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733508.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Pūjā is often perceived as a predominantly Hindu form of veneration of gods, as it is currently the main ritual for almost one billion followers of Hinduism (about 15 per cent of the world’s ... More


Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Richard K. Payne and Michael Witzel (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The practice of making votive offerings into fire dates from the earliest periods of human history and is found in many different religious cultures. Throughout the tantric world, this kind of ritual ... More


Introduction

Richard K. Payne (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces the homa and the theoretical issue of studying ritual change over long periods of time and across the boundaries of ritual cultures. The cross-cultural transmission of the ... More


The Ritual Interplay of Fire and Water in Hindu and Buddhist Tantras

Holly Grether (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the symbolic relations between fire and water in ritual performances of both Hindu and Buddhist tantric traditions. In one form or another, water appears both before and after ... More


Homa Rituals in the Indian Kālacakra-tantra Tradition

Vesna A. Wallace (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Kālacakra-tantra is considered one of the most authoritative tantric traditions, and the chapter examines the homa as found in that tradition. Instructions for the construction of a ritual site ... More


The Homa of the Northern Dipper

Richard K. Payne

in Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199763689
eISBN:
9780190459451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763689.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The ritual corpus of the Japanese tantric tradition of Shingon contains many different fire offerings (homa), differing by function and by chief deity to whom the ritual is devoted. The majority of ... More


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