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The Resource A priest's guide for the great festival : Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi, translated with introduction and notes by Richard H. Davis

A priest's guide for the great festival : Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi, translated with introduction and notes by Richard H. Davis

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A priest's guide for the great festival : Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi
Title
A priest's guide for the great festival
Title remainder
Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi
Statement of responsibility
translated with introduction and notes by Richard H. Davis
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  • eng
  • san
  • san
  • eng
Summary
"The Mahotsavavidhi, a twelfth-century Sanskrit text, provides detailed guidelines for a Saiva temple priest in performing a nine-day "great festival" for the god Siva. The author, Aghorasiva, is one of the most esteemed and influential authors in the Saiva Siddhanta school, and his lengthy work on ritual procedures, Kriyakramadyotika, (of which the Mahotsavavidhi is a part), is by all accounts the Agama work most employed by modern temple priests and pious Saivas in their practice of worship. Richard Davis's translation of this important text is the first translation into a European language of any medieval work on temple festivals. Because the text was intended for an expert audience of working twelfth-century priests, Aghorasiva employs a highly technical idiom. For that reason, Davis annotates his translation extensively with explanations and expansions drawn from other Agama works. There have been numerous studies of temple festivals and processions based on ethnographic observations and on recent historical data, but the historical study of this dramatic religious practice during earlier periods has relied on speculation. Davis's groundbreaking volume will provide a new foundation for the study of the history of South Indian temple festivals as a cultural practice."--BOOK JACKET
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active 12th century
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Aghoraśivācārya
Dewey number
294.5/38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English and Sanskrit; includes translation from Sanskrit
LC call number
BL1281.855
LC item number
.A37513 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1951-
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Davis, Richard H.
Series statement
South Asia research
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  • Śaiva Siddhānta
  • Siva
  • Fasts and feasts
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A priest's guide for the great festival : Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi, translated with introduction and notes by Richard H. Davis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
298612180
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 191 pages
Isbn
9780195378528
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008055636
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)298612180
Label
A priest's guide for the great festival : Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi, translated with introduction and notes by Richard H. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
298612180
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 191 pages
Isbn
9780195378528
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008055636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)298612180

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