Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Jun 19, 1988 - Religion - 281 pages
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Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute—Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship.
  

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User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

This book, first published in 1986, is widely considered to be a “classic” work on Hindu Goddesses. The first chapter provides an overview of goddesses in Vedic literature, then there are chapters ... Read full review

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This is an excellent academic introduction to Hindu goddesses. Read full review

Contents

1 Goddesses in Vedic Literature
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2 346r299Laksm299
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3 P257rvat299
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4 Sarasvat299
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5 S299t257
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6 R257dh257
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7 Durg257
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8 K257l299
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10 The M257trk257s
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11 T257r257 Chinnamast257 and the Mah257vidy257s
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12 Goddesses and Sacred Geography
178
13 Village Goddesses
197
The Indus Valley Civilization
212
Notes
221
Bibliography
253
Index
265

9 The Mah257dev299
132

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About the author (1988)

David Kinsley is Professor of Religion at McMaster University, Canada. He is the author of Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas (California, 1997), and The Sword and the Flute: Kali and Krisna, Dark Visions of the Terrible and Sublime in Hindu Mythology (California, 1975).

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