Roles and Rituals for Hindu Women
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1992 - Religion - 267 pages
The considerable interest currently being expressed in women and religion has thrown down an important challenge; the need to see women not merely as the passive victims of an oppressive ideology but also perhaps primarily as the active agents of their own positive constructs. This book therefore aims to fill a notable gap in the literature. Twelve contributors study the role of women in Hindu religion by examining textual studies of the part played by women in a variety of religion rituals, both past and present, by exploring the socio-religious context of their various communites; and by using specialist material to draw on cross-cultural conclusions.
Introduction Julia Leslie
Indras Curse Varunas Noose and the Suppression of
Motive and Intention in the Votive Rites of Hindu
Some MagicoReligious Beliefs
Ambivalent Role Models for Women
The Traditional Repertoire of the Tiruttani Temple Dancers
According adhvaryu Agni agnidhra ancient ascetic asceticism Atharvaveda auspicious baby Balasaraswati Bharatanatyam brahmin Brhaspati bride celibate celibate ascetics ceremony chapter child concerned context cosmic dance dancers death deity Delhi devadasi devotion dharma divine duties evil eye example female ascetics female renouncer-ascetics girls goal gods grhyasutra Hindu Hindu women household householdership husband important inauspicious India initiation Karaikkal Kersenboom Leslie liberation male mantra marital marriage marriage rituals Menski menstruating moksa mother Nataraja Nataraja image nestr nitya observing votive rites offering path performed Plate practice priest puja recital religion renunciation repertoire ritual role Roop Kanwar sacred Saiva sakti salvation sansar Sanskrit sati senior wife Siva society soma soma sacrifice songs spiritual Sri SubrahmanyasvamT stage stridharma symbolic Tamil Tamilnadu tantric tantric ascetics teacher temple term texts textual Tiruttani tradition Tryambaka Tvastr University Vaisnava Varanasi Varuna's noose Vedic ritual verses votive rites vrata widow wife's wives woman worship
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