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The grammar and poetics of Mūrti-Sevā

Subtitle:
Caitanya Vaiṣṇava image worship as discourse, ritual, and narrative
Abstract:

This thesis offers a multi-faceted exploration of image worship theology and practice within a Vaishnava Hindu theistic devotional tradition founded in the sixteenth century, flourishing today largely in north and northeast India and, since recently, spreading worldwide. The thesis serves two aims. First, it augments existing scholarship on Hindu temple image worship and Caitanya (Gaudīya) Vaishņavism by focusing on two contemporary temple communities one in the north Indian pilgrimage centre...

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Institution:
St. Cross College (University of Oxford)
Department:
Faculty of Theology

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Publication date:
2004
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602336279
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