Devi Goddesses of India

ISBN-10: 0520200586

ISBN-13: 9780520200586

Edition: 1996

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The monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have severely limited the portrayal of the divine as feminine. But in Hinduism "God" very often means "Goddess." This extraordinary collection explores twelve different Hindu goddesses, all of whom are in some way related to Devi, the Great Goddess. They range from the liquid goddess-energy of the River Ganges to the possessing, entrancing heat of Bhagavati and Seranvali. They are local, like Vindhyavasini, and global, like Kali; ancient, like Saranyu, and modern, like "Mother India." The collection combines analysis of texts with intensive fieldwork, allowing the reader to see how goddesses are worshiped in everyday life. In these compelling essays, the divine feminine in Hinduism is revealed as never before--fascinating, contradictory, powerful.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 373
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The Great Goddess Cynthia Ann Humes, Vindhyavasini: Local Goddess yet Great Goddess
Blood and Death Out of Place
Giver of Fortune, Bestower of
Consort and Conqueror of
The Goddess Ganges in Hindu Sacred Geography
The Sun and the Shadow
The Mother Who Possesses
Ball of Fire
The Story of Godavari Lise
Mother India and Her
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