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The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

D. Dennis Hudson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This work closely examines the architectural and sculptural “texts” of the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple built for Vishnu/Krishna at Kanchipuram in the 8th century. The keys to unlock the meaning of these ... More


A Phenomenology of Repetition: The Self-Replicating Community

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A professional book copyist and already well-traveled among Vaiṣṇavas before studying with the Gosvāmīs in Vraja, Śrīnivāsa was ideally suited to distribute the Caitanya caritāmṛta and Gosvāmī ... More


Introduction: The Discovery

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introduction provides an overview of themes of the book and introduces the idea of the temple as a mandala. It discusses how the author came to understand the relationship between the Bhagavata ... More


 The Temple Mandala and the Bottom‐floor Sanctum

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chakrabja mandala is described as the foundation of the temple's plan and program. The three sanctums, atop one another, form a three‐dimensional mandala; each sanctum houses a black stone icon ... More


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

John Cort

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This book is an interpretive analysis of the role of icons (images) of the Jina (the perfected, liberated, and enlightened teachers) in Jainism. The book places different interpretive frames around ... More


Introduction

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter considers perspectives on modern Kachin ethno-nationalism from the vantage point of different communities in Burma, India, China, and Thailand. It discusses anthropological ... More


A Cosmos Filled with Eternal Icons: Icons, Cosmology, Mandalas, and Scripture

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/9780195385021.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Both the Digambara and Shvetambara icon‐worshipping Jains posit that the cosmos is filled with eternal icons. This cosmological “narrative” is analyzed as a defense of icons: if they are eternal and ... More


Determinants of child health

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter uses the Mandala framework of health determinants to describe the many interweaving factors that influence child health. It is shown that parental health and genetic constitution, ... More


From Sovereign to Symbol: An Age of Ritual Determinism in Fourteenth Century Japan

Thomas Donald Conlan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778102
eISBN:
9780199919079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The fourteenth century witnessed a fundamental political and intellectual conflict about the nature of power and society that was expressed through the rituals and institutions of two rival courts. ... More


The Visual World of Buddhist Book Illustrations

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines possible ritual uses of manuscripts. I argue that the illustrated Buddhist manuscripts could have been used for meditation, much like patapaintings discussed in the ... More


All for One and One for All

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 23 tells the story of the Borromeo family and the origin of the motif on their coat of arms. It is a link known to mathematicians as the Borromean rings. The link is formed of three rings, ... More


Innovations of the Medieval Buddhist Book Cult

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the historical context behind the introduction of illustrated manuscripts at the turn of the first millennium and identifies the general developments in book design from the ... More


Mikkyū Space, Zen Time

Pamela D. Winfield

in Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199753581
eISBN:
9780199332519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753581.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Two: Mikkyō Space, Zen Time explores Kūkai’s primarily spatial, and Dōgen’s primarily temporal interpretations of Kegon (Ch. Hua-yen) doctrine. These provide the important ... More


Representing the Perfection of Wisdom, Embodying the Holy Sites

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains how the scenes from the life of the Buddha, often seen to be unrelated to the text of the Prajnāpāramitā sūtra, illustrate the main message of the text when understood together ... More


Esoteric Buddhism and the Illustrated Manuscripts

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains the rationale behind the introduction of powerful Tantric Buddhist deities of the mahāyogaand yogiñ tantrasin the iconographic programs of the AsPmanuscripts. I suggest that the ... More


The Six-Syllable Sutra Ritual Mandala and the Six Kannon

Sherry D. Fowler

in Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Images of Six Kannon appear in paintings of the Six-syllable mandala (Rokujikyōhō mandara) made during the thirteenth through the nineteenth century. The mandalas include syllables, which are ... More


Introduction: The Broken Building

Andrew Alan Johnson

in Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chiang Mai is a city inseparable from its significance as a Buddhist and animist center. Its premodern status as a mandala meant that it, in Theravada Buddhist cosmology, radiated out prosperity to ... More


Foundations

Andrew Alan Johnson

in Ghosts of the New City: Spirits, Urbanity, and the Ruins of Progress in Chiang Mai

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839390
eISBN:
9780824868437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839390.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In Northern Thai (Lanna) palm-leaf texts and myths, the city was a sacred center, a mandala, but it was so in multiple ways, simultaneously. In these texts, Chiang Mai becomes the bastion of Buddhist ... More


Powers of the Place: Buddhism and the Spirit Cults of Muang Lao

John Clifford Holt

in Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833275
eISBN:
9780824869991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833275.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter maintains that the indigenous roots of Lao religious culture are not only responsible for how many aspects of Buddhism have been understood conceptually and practically, but also for why ... More


Introduction

Joel P. Brereton and Stephanie W. Jamison

in The Rigveda

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190633363
eISBN:
9780190633400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633363.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the text, situating it in the textual universe of the Veda, briefly describing its structure and contents, as well as the language in it which it was composed. It locates the ... More


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