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Negotiating Ritual Repair: The Material in the Baudhāyana Śrauta Sūtra

Kathryn McClymond

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter examines prāyaścitta material (priestly texts focused on correcting ritual error) in the Baudhāyana Śrauta Sūtra (BSS), a Vedic ritual text. The BSS presents ritual mistakes as a normal ... More


Introduction

Ute Hüsken and Frank Neubert

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the early phases of the classical Indian law literature (dharmaśāstra) all elements in the life of the brāhmin householder had been gradually ritualized. Now, the institution of penance ... More


Penance: prāyaścitta

David Brick

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the intimately connected conceptions of sin (pāpa) and penance (prāyaścitta) developed within the Dharmaśāstra tradition. Its primary aim is to demonstrate how numerous features ... More


Negotiating Ritual Repair: The prāyaścitta Material in the Baudhāyana śrauta Sūtra

Kathryn T. McClymond

in Ritual Gone Wrong: What We Learn from Ritual Disruption

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199790913
eISBN:
9780199369515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790913.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Vedic śrauta sacrificial tradition includes extensive discussion of the ways that Vedic rituals can go wrong and the procedures established to correct those wrongs. This chapter reviews Vedic ... More


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