Priest's Guide for the Great Festival Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi
List Price: $80.00
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
The Mahotsavavidhi, a twelfth-century Sanskrit text, provides detailed guidelines for a Saiva temple priest in performing a nine-day "great festival" for the god Siva. The author, Aghorasiva, is one of the most esteemed and influential authors in the Saiva Siddhanta school, and his lengthy work on ritual procedures, Kriyakramadyotika, (of which the Mahotsavavidhi is a part), is by all accounts the Agama work most employed by modern temple priests and pious Saivas in their practice of worship. Richard Davis's translation of this important text is the first translation into a European language of any medieval work on temple festivals. Because the text was intended for an expert audience of More...
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