Hindu and Jain Mythology of Balarāma: Change and Continuity in an Early Indian Cult

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Edwin Mellen Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Religion - 223 pages
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This book studies the evolution of Balarama in Vaisnavism through comparative analysis of Balarama stories from selected Hindu puranas, asserting that Balarama was a multifaceted deity of considerable importance in early Vaisnavism. The analysis of Balarama stories provides insight into the long process of the development of Vaisnavism.

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Contents

Balarama
41
Chapter HI
141
Chapter IV
193
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Lavanya Vemsani is Assistant Professor of Asian History and Religions at St. Thomas University, New Brunswick.

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