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Extensive Field Survey in North Central Bulgaria

I. TSUROV

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Roman city of Nicopolis ad Istrum and its territory lie in north central Bulgaria. Although the exact extent of the ancient city's territorial jurisdiction is unknown, in general terms the ... More


Philosophical Embryology: Buddhist Texts and the Ritual Construction of a Fetus

Justin Thomas McDaniel

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This short study examines premodern and modern rituals that involve the creation of ephemeral fetuses through the power of Buddhist philosophical texts and protective science. This chapter emphasizes ... More


Perspectives on Ritual Power: The Cost, Science, and Grace of Divinity

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter recounts some of the Rush temple’s conceptions of and rationales behind its dedication to ritual performance. In contrast to most North American Hindu temples that typically downplay the ... More


Designs

Vijaya Nagarajan

in Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195170825
eISBN:
9780190858100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170825.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on types of kōlam designs. The basic categories are katta (squares) and pulli (dots). The highly ritualized forms are the navagraha (nine heavenly bodies, including the five ... More


The Navarātra Homa: Liver, Enchantment, and Engendering the Divine Śaktis

Nawaraj Chaulagain (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/9780199351572.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The navarātra is a nine-day festival held in the autumn. At the start of this festival, a yantra is consecrated in the same way that images are for the installation of a deity in them. This involves ... More


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