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Devi

Goddesses of India (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society, 7)

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373 pages

The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism "God" very often means "Goddess." This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini, and global, like Kali; ancient, like Saranyu, and modern, like "Mother India." The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before--fascinating, contradictory, powerful.

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Devi: Goddesses of India (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society, 7)
July 1, 1996, University of California Press
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Devi: Goddesses of India (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)
July 1, 1996, University of California Press
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Devi

Goddesses of India (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society)

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The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism "God" very often means "Goddess." This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini, and global, like Kali; ancient, like Saranyu, and modern, like "Mother India." The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before--fascinating, contradictory, powerful.

Devi

Goddesses of India (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society, 7)

This edition was published in by University of California Press


First Sentence

"There are multiple dimensions to posing the apparently straightforward question of who is the Great Goddess of India, the Devi, and how she is related to other Hindu deities."

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Paperback
Number of pages
373
Dimensions
8.8 x 6 x 0.9 inches
Weight
1.2 pounds

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OL7710085M
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0520200586
ISBN 13
9780520200586
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271911
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1104726

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