The Home of Dancing Sivan
The Traditions of the Hindu Temple in Citamparam
By (author) Paul Younger
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Home of Dancing Sivan by Paul Younger
Book DescriptionYounger describes the daily and festival worship of the only Hindu temple in India where Shiva in his dancing form is the primary object of worship. He analyses the history revealed in the architecture of the buildings and the 300 inscriptions on the temple walls, and in the process tries to understand the multifaceted role of the temple in Indian life. His study paints a vivid portrait of the living religion of South India.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195095333
(235mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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The annual festivals that are central to the south Indian religious tradition are among the largest religious gatherings found anywhere in the world. In this book, Paul Younger offers a fieldwork-based study of 14 different religious festivals, shedding light on not only their religious, but also their social and political meanings.
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