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Introduction

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Departing from the debates about the nature of communitas vis‐à‐vis Hindu pilgrimage, the study begins by pointing out some of the conceptual shortfalls that have plagued the study of pilgrimage. ... More


Voices of the Ritual

Nurit Stadler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Voices of the Ritual analyzes the revival of and manifestation of rituals at female saint shrines in the Holy Land. In the Middle East, a turbulent, often violent place, states tend to have no clear ... More


The Experience: Body Rituals

Nurit Stadler

in Voices of the Ritual

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197501306
eISBN:
9780197501337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501306.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter the author analyzes the ritualistic inner experience in female sacred places. The author shows the centrality of the body and the “ritual of the body in motion.” As mentioned in the ... More


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