Evening Blossoms: The Temple Tradition of Sanjhi in Vrndavana

By: Asimakrishna Dasa

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The temple tradition of Sañjhi in Vrndavana describes the transformation of a folk tradition. Sañjhi was originally a ritual worship undertaken by unmarried girls throughout northern India to obtain a suitable husband. It became a temple tradition in the seventeenth century when the devotional bhakti movement linked it to the games played by Radha and K???a as children in Vraja, the cowherd camp where God was pleased to reside as Sri Krsna a in the previous era. The devotional verses of the next two centuries describe these games and evoke Sañjhi as a ritual design made with forest flowers in the autumn, after the rains. Thus, Radha, Krsna's ahladini sakti or joygoing potency, who is also prak?ti (nature), is engaged in her own beautification.Printed Pages: 63.

Title: Evening Blossoms: The Temple Tradition of Sanjhi in Vrndavana

Author Name: Asimakrishna Dasa

Categories: India, Art, Art History and Architecture,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts: 1996

ISBN: 9120716451

ISBN 13: 9789120716459

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101663

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