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Consecration Rituals in South Asia (Hardcover)

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Scholars of South Asian religion and culture address major issues connected with the pratistha, consecration rite, in Saiva, Vaisnava, Buddhist, and Jain contexts, offering insights into the consecration procedures in various traditions and historical periods. Among their topics are on the image-installation rites (linga-pratistha) in the early Mantramarga, the importance of the pratistha ceremonies in the Saivagamas, at the crossroads of art and religion: image consecration in the Pancaratrika sources, the planting of trees and the dedication of a garden: a comparison with the image pratistha, and ritual observed: notes on the structure of an image installation. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 395.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Social Science
Series Title: Numen: Studies in the History of Religions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: February 16, 2017
TCIN: 52241653
UPC: 9789004313705
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-3793

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