Glimpses of Hindu Cults and Culture

Glimpses of Hindu Cults and Culture

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Author: P Jash
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 296
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175740027

Description

This is an embodiment of thoughts and ideas of the people of traditional India. The cultural facets to the nature and characteristic features of the varied and various cults have been portrayed in this volume.

There are four sections consisting of twenty-three essays in all in this book, and they have an underlying semblance leading to an understanding pertaining to various aspects of Hindu cults and culture of the subcontinent. There is a sketch of religious and cultural conceptions as they appear from history, anthropology, ethics, theology and religious philosophy.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

SECTION : I
1. Significance of some Appellations of Siva
2. The Kapalikas : An obscure Saiva Cult
3. Siva Nataraja : A Cosmic Rhythm
4. Wedding of the Cosmic Couple : Siva-Parvati
5. Peripatetic Organisation in Hinduism : Sankaracarya
6. The Basavas and the Contemporary Society
SECTION : II
7. Incarnatory Forms of Vishnu-Krishna
8. Gopala-Krsna Cult in Rajasthan
9. Genesis of Caitanyaism : historical Analysis
10. Concept of Bhakti in Caitanyaism
11. Tulasidasa : Ramacaritamanasa : Bhakti
12. Spring Festival in Ancient India
SECTION : III
13. The Cult and Iconography of Ganapati in the Pala Period
14. Religious Syncretism in the Pala-Sena Art
15. Archaeology and Religion : A Case Study on Hariti
16. A Hermeneutical Coalition between Archaeology and Literature : The Cult of Manasa
SECTION : IV
17. Science and Spirituality : Reappraisal
18. Vedic-upanishadic Concept of Truth
19. The Bhagavad-Gita in Historical Perspective
20. Tantricism : An Overview
21. Caryapada : Its Religious Bearings
22. Hindu Marriage Rites : The Position of Woman
23. North and South : Contact and Adjustment in Religion

INDEX

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