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Hindu goddesses : beliefs and practices

Author: Lynn Foulston; Stuart Abbott
Publisher: Brighton [England] ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2009.
Series: Sussex library of religious beliefs and practices.
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Explores the diversity of Hindu goddesses and the variety of ways in which they are worshiped. Although they undoubtedly have ancient origins, Hindu goddesses and their worship is still very much a part of the fabric of religious engagement in India today. This book offers an introduction to a complex and often baffling field of study.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Foulston; Stuart Abbott
ISBN: 9781902210438 1902210433
OCLC Number: 227205926
Description: xii, 292 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Beliefs --
Sakti : the divine feminine --
Goddesses in textual sources --
Goddess mythology --
Tantrism and Hindu goddesses --
pt. 2. Practices --
Goddess worship --
Goddess festivals --
Pilgrimage to the temples of the goddess --
The goddess in contemporary Hinduism.
Series Title: Sussex library of religious beliefs and practices.
Responsibility: Lynn Foulston and Stuart Abbott.
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