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The Resource Objects of worship in South Asian religions : forms, practices and meanings, edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor and Kristina Myrvold

Objects of worship in South Asian religions : forms, practices and meanings, edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor and Kristina Myrvold

Label
Objects of worship in South Asian religions : forms, practices and meanings
Title
Objects of worship in South Asian religions
Title remainder
forms, practices and meanings
Statement of responsibility
edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor and Kristina Myrvold
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for the devotees they may represent power regardless of religious identity. This book looks at how these objects dominate the religious landscape of South Asia, and how they are of significance not just to the religious but also the social life of the region. It shows how these objects are shaped by traditions of religious aesthetics and conceptual devices woven into webs of religious and social meaning and demonstrates how the objects have a living relationship with those who use them. It discusses how devotees relate to such objects in a number of ways, and that although they belong to various traditions, objects may attract people from different communities and can be contested. By analysing the specific qualities that make objects eligible for becoming living objects of worship, and demonstrating how the objects have a living relationship with those who use them, the book contributes to an understanding of the central significance of these objects in the religious and social life of South Asia. It will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian Religion, South Asian Studies, Philosophy and Culture and Society"--
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DLC
Dewey number
294
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1055
LC item number
.O35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jacobsen, Knut A.
  • Aktor, Mikael
  • Myrvold, Kristina
Series statement
Routledge studies in Asian religion and philosophy
Series volume
13
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Asia
  • Worship
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Religion
  • Worship
  • South Asia
  • Kultgegenstand
  • Religion
  • Ritus
  • Südasien
Label
Objects of worship in South Asian religions : forms, practices and meanings, edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor and Kristina Myrvold
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Śivaliṅga Between Artifact and Nature : The Ghṛṣṇeśvaraliṅga in Varanasi and the Bāṇaliṅgas from the Narmada River / Mikael Aktor -- Jhāṅkīs : "Living Images" as Objects of Worship in Himachal Pradesh / Brigitte Luchesi -- The Material Culture of Sāṃkhya : Kapila as Object of Worship / Knut A. Jacobsen -- Yantras as Objects of Worship in Hindu and Tantric Traditions -- Materiality, Aesthetics, and Practice / Xenia Zeiler -- Wheel of the Liberated : Jain Siddhacakras, Past and Present / Ellen Gough -- Object of Worship as a Free Choice : Viṭhobā (god), Dñyāneśvar (saint), the Dñyāneśvarī (book), or Samādhī (grave)? / Irina Glushkova -- Architectural Heritage and Modern Rituals : The Ahmad Shah Bahmani Mausoleum between Old Political Concerns and New Religious Perceptions / Sara Mondini -- Lāl Beg Underground : The Passing of an "Untouchable" God / Joel Lee -- Making the Book a Living Guru : Ritual Practices Among Contemporary Sikhs / Kristina Myrvold -- Worshipping the Sword : The Practice of Śāstar Pūjā in the Sikh Warrior Tradition / Satnam Singh -- Rites of Reverence, Ways of Worship : The Bodhi Tree in Bodhgayā as a Material Object and Focus of Devotion / Albertina Nugteren
Control code
874557669
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9781315771625
Lccn
2014004995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024050125
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874557669
Label
Objects of worship in South Asian religions : forms, practices and meanings, edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor and Kristina Myrvold
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
Contents
The Śivaliṅga Between Artifact and Nature : The Ghṛṣṇeśvaraliṅga in Varanasi and the Bāṇaliṅgas from the Narmada River / Mikael Aktor -- Jhāṅkīs : "Living Images" as Objects of Worship in Himachal Pradesh / Brigitte Luchesi -- The Material Culture of Sāṃkhya : Kapila as Object of Worship / Knut A. Jacobsen -- Yantras as Objects of Worship in Hindu and Tantric Traditions -- Materiality, Aesthetics, and Practice / Xenia Zeiler -- Wheel of the Liberated : Jain Siddhacakras, Past and Present / Ellen Gough -- Object of Worship as a Free Choice : Viṭhobā (god), Dñyāneśvar (saint), the Dñyāneśvarī (book), or Samādhī (grave)? / Irina Glushkova -- Architectural Heritage and Modern Rituals : The Ahmad Shah Bahmani Mausoleum between Old Political Concerns and New Religious Perceptions / Sara Mondini -- Lāl Beg Underground : The Passing of an "Untouchable" God / Joel Lee -- Making the Book a Living Guru : Ritual Practices Among Contemporary Sikhs / Kristina Myrvold -- Worshipping the Sword : The Practice of Śāstar Pūjā in the Sikh Warrior Tradition / Satnam Singh -- Rites of Reverence, Ways of Worship : The Bodhi Tree in Bodhgayā as a Material Object and Focus of Devotion / Albertina Nugteren
Control code
874557669
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9781315771625
Lccn
2014004995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024050125
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)874557669

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