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Ritual in an oscillating universe : worshiping Śiva in medieval India, Richard H. Davis

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Ritual in an oscillating universe : worshiping Śiva in medieval India
Title
Ritual in an oscillating universe
Title remainder
worshiping Śiva in medieval India
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Richard H. Davis
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Saiva liturgy is performed in a world that oscillates: a world permeated by the presence of Siva, where humans live in a condition of bondage and where the highest aim of the soul is to attain liberation from its fetters. In this account of Indian temple ritual, Richard Davis uses medieval Hindu texts to describe the world as it is envisioned by Saiva siddhanta and the way daily worship reflects and acts within that world. He argues that this worship is not simply a set of ritualized gestures, but rather a daily catechism in which the worshiper puts into action all the major themes of Saiva philosophy: the cyclic pattern of cosmic emission and reabsorption, the human path of attaining liberation, the manifestation of divinity in the world, and the proper interrelationship of humanity and god. In re-creating the convictions and intentions of a well-versed worshiper of the twelfth century, Davis moves back and forth between philosophical and ritual texts, demonstrating the fundamental Saiva belief that the capacities of humans to know about the world and to act within it are two inter-related modalities of the unitary power of consciousness. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Richard H
Dewey number
294.5/38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BL1218.2
LC item number
.D38 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
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  • Siva
  • India
  • Siva
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Cults
  • India
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Ritual in an oscillating universe : worshiping Śiva in medieval India, Richard H. Davis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-193) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER TWO. Oscillation in the Ritual Universe
  • CHAPTER THREE. Becoming a Siva
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Summoning the Lord
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Relations of Worship
  • CONCLUSION
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • INTRODUCTION. Locating the Tradition
  • CHAPTER ONE. Ritual and Human Powers
Control code
889252569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862382
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt738j7b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252569
Label
Ritual in an oscillating universe : worshiping Śiva in medieval India, Richard H. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-193) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER TWO. Oscillation in the Ritual Universe
  • CHAPTER THREE. Becoming a Siva
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Summoning the Lord
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Relations of Worship
  • CONCLUSION
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • INTRODUCTION. Locating the Tradition
  • CHAPTER ONE. Ritual and Human Powers
Control code
889252569
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400862382
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400862382
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt738j7b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252569

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