By Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger
This leading edge introductory textbook explores the important practices and ideology of Hinduism via modern, daily practice.
- Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, gala's and daily lived reports of Hinduism in textual content and images
- Includes info from the author’s personal huge ethnographic fieldwork in important India (Chhattisgarh), the Deccan Plateau (Hyderabad), and South India (Tirupati)
- Features insurance of Hindu diasporas, together with a examine of the Hindu group in Atlanta, Georgia
- Each bankruptcy comprises case learn examples of particular subject matters on the topic of the perform of Hinduism framed by means of introductory and contextual material
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Every Friday, she makes special prasad of cooked rice and lentils for the deities and, Friday being a special day for the goddess, recites the Lalitasahasranama (the 1,000 names of the goddess). During the recitation, she places a series of flowers into a silver tray set in front of the goddess. Sasikala has trained her two children to recite Vishnu suprabhatam (verses recited to awaken a deity in the morning), which they chant to Venkateshvara before they go to school. Every Saturday, a day special to Venkateshvara, Ravi performs abhishekam for the god and his wives, a ritual that involves pouring milk and water over the brass images and reclothing and decorating them with a gold chains and vermilion and turmeric markings.
2003. ” Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America, eds. Jane N. Iwamura and Spickard Paul, 143–157. New York: Routledge. Shulman, David. 1980. Tamil Temple Myths: Sacrifice and Divine Marriage in the South Indian Saiva Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Turner, Kay. 1999. Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women’s Altars. London: Thames & Hudson. 45 2 Oral and Visual Narratives and Theologies Hindus rarely learn or know religious narratives, such as those related in the previous chapter, by picking up a book and reading the stories privately, although there are hundreds of religious texts available in written form.
Jane N. Iwamura and Spickard Paul, 143–157. New York: Routledge. Shulman, David. 1980. Tamil Temple Myths: Sacrifice and Divine Marriage in the South Indian Saiva Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Turner, Kay. 1999. Beautiful Necessity: The Art and Meaning of Women’s Altars. London: Thames & Hudson. 45 2 Oral and Visual Narratives and Theologies Hindus rarely learn or know religious narratives, such as those related in the previous chapter, by picking up a book and reading the stories privately, although there are hundreds of religious texts available in written form.