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The Dance of Siva: Religion, Art and Poetry in South India


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Juni 2002

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Siva's Dance of Bliss in poetry, iconography, ritual and philosophy is examined here.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Nataraja bronze; 2. The Cidambaram myth; 3. Temple, priests and ritual; 4. The Hall of Consciousness, the Heart of the Universe; 5. Saiva Siddhanta and Vedanta; 6. The Goddess; 7. Bhiksatana; 8. Bhairava the Terrible and other forms of Siva; 9. Saints, dancing girls, ganas and Apasmara; 10. Last words; Notes; Bibliography; Index and glossary.

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'... a complete and comprehensive account of the hallowed Chidambaram temple ... a veritable store-house of information ... The amount of solid research that has gone into this volume is amazing.' Journal of the Institute of Asian Studies
EAN: 9780521528658
ISBN: 0521528658
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Religious'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2002
Seitenanzahl: 316 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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