Classical Hindu Mythology

The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names given the gods and goddesses in the Sanskrit texts have been retained since their multiplicity is an essential part of the richness of the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible.

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  • Author : Cornelia Dimmitt
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Pages : 373 pages
  • ISBN : 0877221227
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Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology
  • Author : Cornelia Dimmitt,Johannes Adrianus Bernardus van Buitenen,Johannes Adrianus Bernardus Buitenen
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 15 June 1978
GET THIS BOOKClassical Hindu Mythology

The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names given the gods and goddesses in the Sanskrit texts have been retained since their

Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology
  • Author : Cornelia Dimmitt,J.A.B. Van Buitenen
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Release : 01 January 2015
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The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation, time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in

Hindu Myths

Hindu Myths
  • Author : Wendy Doniger
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 24 June 2004
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Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless

Classical Hinduism

Classical Hinduism
  • Author : Mariasusai Dhavamony
  • Publisher : Gregorian Biblical BookShop
  • Release : 05 July 1982
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After a brief introduction on the idea of culture, enculturation and acculturation in social anthropology, a theology of culture, symbol and language is treated in order to lead to the central subject-matter of the Christian theology of inculturation, which is articulated in themes such as revelation and culture, redemptive incarnation as an exemplary model of inculturation, Lay people and inculturation, missionary spirituality and inculturation. The final chapters deal with inculturation in the Indian Church, the meeting of the Gospel with

Hindu Myths

Hindu Myths
  • Author : O' Flaherty
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release : 05 July 1994
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These Tales Of Hindu Gods And Demons Express In Vivid Symbols The Metaphysical Insights Of Ancient Indian Priests And Poets. This Selection And Translation Of Seventy-Five Seminal Myths Spans The Wide Range Of Classical Indian Sources, From The Serpent-Slaying Indra Of The Vedas (C. 1200 Bc) To The Medieval Pantheon&Mdash;The Phallic And Ascetic Siva, The Maternal And Bloodthirsty Goddess, The Mischievous Child Krishna, The Other Avatars Of Vishnu, And The Many Minor Gods, Demons, Rivers And Animals Sacred To

Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Purānic

Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Purānic
  • Author : William Joseph Wilkins
  • Publisher : Calcutta : Thacker, Spink ; Bombay : Thacker ; London : W. Thacker
  • Release : 05 July 1882
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Hindu mythology can easily become a bewildering subject. There are a vast number of gods, demigods and supernatural beings (some writers refer to as many as 330 million deities). More than this, the beliefs concerning them, their roles in religious practice, and their manifestations in different texts vary according to time, place, and tradition throughout India's vast territory and long history. For anyone interested in the subject, or for anyone approaching an epic such as the Mahabharata, a good guide is

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology
  • Author : Wendy Doniger,Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • Release : 05 July 1988
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This work deals at length with various theories about relgion prevalent at the time when Megasthenes visited India very interesting and scholarly views have been put forth regarding investigations of Megasthenes their reliability and the reliability of his reporters.

Splitting the Difference

Splitting the Difference
  • Author : Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions Wendy Doniger,Wendy Doniger,Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 01 June 1999
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Hindu and Greek mythologies teem with stories of women and men who are doubled. This text recounts and compares a range of these. The comparisons show that differences in gender are more significant than differences in culture.

The Head Beneath the Altar

The Head Beneath the Altar
  • Author : Brian Collins
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release : 01 January 2014
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In the beginning, says the ancient Hindu text the Rg Veda, was man. And from man’s sacrifice and dismemberment came the entire world, including the hierarchical ordering of human society. The Head Beneath the Altar is the first book to present a wide-ranging study of Hindu texts read through the lens of René Girard’s mimetic theory of the sacrificial origin of religion and culture. For those interested in Girard and comparative religion, the book also performs a careful