Handbuch Der Orientalistik: Indien. Zweite Abteilung, Part 2, Volume 4

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BRILL, 1997 - History - 516 pages
 

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Contents

The Presentation of the SubjectMatter in the Manuals
1
Harmony Symbolism of Numbers Colours etc Continuity
23
Orientation Posture Gestures Behaviour
52
Contact Transmission of Power
82
The Human Body Flora and Fauna
89
Inanimate Matter Material Objects Requisites
125
The Ritual Fire Implements
163
Sacrificial Substances
176
Purity and Impurity
280
Sand and Prayascitta
286
The Performers State of Mind Learning Concentra tration
294
Deities and Their Position and Function
297
Subsidiary Ritual Acts
311
Structure and Performance of the Domestic Ritual
344
The Samskaras
364
Other Occasions for Rites
398

Functionaries and Other Persons
193
Mantras and Recitation
213
Places
230
Time
241
Magic Witchcraft Exorcism Medicine
249
Auspiciousness
261
Omina Divination
265
Taboo
274
Sacrifices
413
The Cult of the Dead
441
Other Forms of Worship Observances and Ritual Practices
457
Purposes and Effect of the Rites
470
General Index
479
Sanskrit Index
505
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