Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology
Author: Cornelia Dimmitt,Johannes Adrianus Bernardus van Buitenen,Johannes Adrianus Bernardus Buitenen
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1978-06-15
ISBN: 0877221227
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Hindu Mythology Book Excerpt:

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.

Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology
Author: Cornelia Dimmitt,J. A. Van Buitenen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hindu mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology
Author: Cornelia Dimmitt,J.A.B. Van Buitenen
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 8120839722
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Hindu Mythology Book Excerpt:

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 three separate chapters: Krsna, Visnu, and Siva. The chapter The Goddess presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess. 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 are given the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible.

Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology
Author: Cornelia Dimmitt,Johannes Adrianus Bernardus Buitenen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1978
ISBN: 9780871221223
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology
Author: Cornelia Dimmitt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Origins Development of Classical Hinduism

The Origins   Development of Classical Hinduism
Author: A.L. Basham,Kenneth G. Zysk
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 8120840690
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins Development of Classical Hinduism Book Excerpt:

Modelled on A.L. Bashamís monumental work The Wonder That Was India, this account of the Origins and Development of Classical Hinduism represents a lifetime of reflection on the subject, and offers an intriguing introduction to one of richest of all Asian traditions. The late A. L. Basham was one of the world s foremost authorities on ancient Indian culture and religion. Modelled on his monumental work The Wonder That Was India, this account of the origins and development of classical Hinduism represents a lifetime of reflection on the subject, and offers an intriguing introduction to one of richest of all Asian traditions. Synthesizing Basham s great knowledge of the art, architecture, literature, and religion of South Asia, this concise history traces the spiritual life of Indian from the time of the Indus Culture through the crystallization of classical Hinduism in the first centuries of the common era, and includes a final chapter by the editor, Kenneth G. Zysk, on Hinduism after the classical period. Uniquely comprehensive, it chronicles as well the rise of other mystical and ascetic traditions, such as Buddhism and Jainism, and follows Hinduism s later incarnations in the West. With its vivid presentation of Hinduism s sources and its clearly written explanations and analyses of the major Hindu texts-among them the Rg-veda, the Brahmanas, Upanisads, and the Mahabharata and Ramayana-The Origins of Classical Hinduism clarifies much of Hinduism s enduring mystique. Offering an especially helpful bibliography, numerous illustrations of jHindu art never before published, and a lucid, accessible style, this book is must reading for anyone who has ever been intrigued by this fascinating religion.

Classical Hinduism

Classical Hinduism
Author: Mariasusai Dhavamony
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 540
Release: 1982
ISBN: 9788876524820
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Hinduism Book Excerpt:

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 Asian religions, cultures and aspirations for full humanity, and Asian Christian theology.

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Literature

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion  Geography  History  and Literature
Author: John Dowson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hindu mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Literature

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion  Geography  History and Literature
Author: John Dowson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1136390294
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Classical Hindu Thought

Classical Hindu Thought
Author: Arvind Sharma
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2000
ISBN: 0195644417
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Hindu Thought Book Excerpt:

Introduces the texts and ideas of Hinduism, crystallized during the 4th to the 10th century BCE. This book explains their contemporary relevance and deals with the key concepts, the main gods and goddesses, and texts such as the Purusarthas. It also examines the different systems of yoga.

Handbook of Hindu Mythology

Handbook of Hindu Mythology
Author: George M. Williams
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2008-03-27
ISBN: 019533261X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Hindu Mythology Book Excerpt:

Unlike many other ancient mythologies, Hinduism thrives in the modern world. One billion followers and countless others have been captivated by its symbolic representations of love, karma, and reincarnation. Handbook of Hindu Mythology offers an informative introduction to this dauntingly complex mythology of multifaceted deities, lengthy heroic tales, and arcane philosophies-all with a 3,000-year history of reinterpretations and adaptations. Williams offers a number of pathways by which to approach Hinduism's ever-changing gods and goddesses (e.g., Brahm�, Vishnu, Siva), spiritual verses (such as the vedas), secular epics (including the R�m�yana and the Mah�bh�rata), myths within myths, devotional and esoteric traditions, psychic and yogic disciplines, and magical practices. With this handbook, readers can explore the history of Hindu mythology, follow a detailed timeline of key episodes and historical events, and look up specific elements of historical or contemporary Hinduism in a beautifully illustrated reference work. It is the ideal introduction to the origins of Hinduism, the culture that shaped it from antiquity to the present, and the age-old stories, ideas, and traditions that speak to the human condition as eloquently today as ever. Including annotated bibliographies, a glossary of cultural and mythological terms, and numerous illustrations, here is a gold mine of information on Hindu mythology.

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology
Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty,Wendy Doniger
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1980-10-13
ISBN: 9780520040984
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology Book Excerpt:

Presenting a subject rarely studied, the author shows there is a history of ideas about evil in Hinduism.

Hindu Mythology Classic Stories of Hindu Myths Gods Goddesses Heroes and Monsters

Hindu Mythology  Classic Stories of Hindu Myths  Gods  Goddesses  Heroes and Monsters
Author: Scott Lewis
Publsiher: Classical Mythology
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-09-16
ISBN: 9781723745645
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Mythology Classic Stories of Hindu Myths Gods Goddesses Heroes and Monsters Book Excerpt:

Hindu mythology is rich in detail yet, at times, features many contradictions. In this book, we are going to recount many favorite and classic stories of Hindu myths, gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters. In this text, many famous stories are retold in a way that will allow you to understand the rich narrative that takes place, from the classic mythological stories that you can read and share with your family that teaches lessons of dharma to important life and spiritual lessons. Some of the classic myths that are found inside this book are: Myths of Origin The creation of Universe Arrival of humans Concepts of the 4 Yuga Hindu Gods and Goddesses Brahma and the Curse Vishnu and the Churning Ocean The Third Eye of Shiva Sarasvati Saves the World The Birth of Shri Krishna Kalia The Elephant Head of Ganesha Krishna and Indra Gopal A Brave Boy A Meeting with Death Ajamil Turns a New Leaf Eklavya Trishank

Classical Dictionary Of Hindu Mythology

Classical Dictionary Of Hindu Mythology
Author: Dowson John
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hindu mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Book of Miracles

The Book of Miracles
Author: Kenneth L. Woodward
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2001-07-10
ISBN: 0743200292
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Miracles Book Excerpt:

A collection of stories about miracle workers explores scriptural contexts of each religious tradition and discusses traditions relating to the Sufi mystics, Hindu and Buddhist saints, Christian hermits, Talmudic wonder-workers, and Muslim ascetics.

Classical Dictionary

Classical Dictionary
Author: Dowson John
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1901
ISBN: 9780243841622
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion Geography History and Litterature

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion  Geography  History  and Litterature
Author: John Dowson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Classical Dictionary

A Classical Dictionary
Author: John Dowson
Publsiher: Hansebooks
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2021-05-03
ISBN: 9783337978129
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Classical Dictionary Book Excerpt:

A Classical Dictionary - of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History and Literature, 3rd ed. is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1891. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion History and Literature

A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion  History  and Literature
Author: John Dowson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hindu mythology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beyond the Threshold

Beyond the Threshold
Author: Christopher M. Moreman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-09-13
ISBN: 1442274964
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Threshold Book Excerpt:

Beyond the Threshold introduces readers to afterlife beliefs and experiences in world religions. The second edition has been revised and updated throughout, including a new chapter on afterlife beliefs and practices in selected African traditions, new research on the afterlife and near-death experiences, the addition of key words and definitions to each chapter, and more. Christopher M. Moreman offers an introduction to afterlife beliefs in ancient cultures, which are essential to understanding the roots of many modern ideas about death. He examines the folklore and doctrines of major world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese religions, and several African traditions. He also discusses psychic phenomena across traditions, such as mediums, near-death and out-of-body experiences, and past-life memories. While ultimately the afterlife remains unknowable, the second edition of this unique, in-depth exploration of both beliefs and experiences can help readers reach their own understanding of the afterlife and how to live.