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Myth, Cult and Symbols in Sakta Hinduism: A Study of the Indian Mother Goddess, Wendell Charles Beane

Author Name    Wendell Charles Beane

Title   Myth, Cult and Symbols in Sakta Hinduism: A Study of the Indian Mother Goddess

Binding   Cloth

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   Reprint

Size   16.5 Cms x 25 Cms

Publisher   New Delhi, India Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. 2001

ISBN    8121510406 / 9788121510400

Seller ID   016697

Significantly this book shows, by using a triangulation of methods (historical, phenomenological, and structural), what it is to live in a universe of meaning centered by the idea that the Ultimate Reality is grounded in a Female Principle. It provides a framework for uniting Hindu goddess-worship in all its sacred manifestations. The work uses the name Durga-Kali (via Mircea Eliade) as a vital focus for linking together tribal, popular (bhakti) and Brahmanic (Tantric) traditions. The author's approach also allows for the integration of the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of human life into a whole,-indeed- a unique type of balance. Though many suquent highly specialized studies have enlarged upon aspects of its basic theme, this is the work that by and large launched a host of recent studies in the West aimed at helping those outside of the world of Sakta Hinduism to appreciate the wonder of its mythic cosmologies, cultic practices and symbolic expressions. Printed Pages: 301.

INDIAN RELIGION HINDUISM VAISNAVISM SAIVISM

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