Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Younger describes the daily and festival worship of the only Hindu temple in India where Shiva in his dancing form is the primary object of worship. He analyses the history revealed in the architecture of the buildings and the 300 inscriptions on the temple walls, and in the process tries
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book offers an interpretive history of bhakti, an influential religious perspective in Hinduism. Prentiss argues that although bhakti is mentioned in every contemporary sourcebook on Indian religions, it still lacks an agreed-upon definition. "Devotion" is found to be the most commonly used synonym. Prentiss seeks a new perspective on
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings in the world. This text offers a fieldwork-based study of 14 different religious festivals.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
An exploration of the ways in which the symbolic associations of the body and what we do with it have helped shape religious experience and continue to do so. David Brown writes excitingly about the potential of dance and music - including pop, jazz, and opera - to enhance spirituality