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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 reviews of Hinduism in textual content and images
  • Includes information from the author’s personal large 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 neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Each bankruptcy comprises case learn examples of particular issues concerning the perform of Hinduism framed by way of introductory and contextual material

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References Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter. 2013. When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Handelman, Don, and David Shulman. 2004. Siva in the Forest of Pines: An Essay on Sorcery and Self‐Knowledge. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Recommended Readings Dimmitt, Cornelia, and J. A. B. Van Buitenen. 1978. Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Hawley, John Stratton, and Donna Marie Wulff, eds.

To “read” these domestic altars of the gods and goddesses helps us to identify a variety of ways in which devotional families of deities are created. 10 The basic deities on a domestic puja shrine usually include a family deity (kuladevata, inherited through patriline), a caste or village deity, and one or more personal deities (ishtadevatas, who may be the same as or different from the family deity). Other deities may be added when a family member performs a vow to a particular god or goddess or has gone on pilgrimage to a powerful dwelling of a deity.

Brahma came back from his search saying he had found the end; Vishnu admitted that he had been unable to do so. However, Shiva knew Brahma was lying and declared a curse that Brahma would no longer be worshipped. Brahma’s consort, on the other hand (who does not appear with him in the Trimurti configu Two known Brahma temples are in the towns of Pushkar (Rajasthan) and Kumbhakonam (Tamil Nadu). 1 20 Families of Deities ration), Sarasvati – goddess of speech, language, and the arts – is actively worshipped by contemporary Hindus throughout India, particularly students.

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