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When a goddess dies : worshipping Mā Ānandamayī after her death

Author: Orianne Aymard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using numerous interviews and extensive research, this book explores the devotional movement of the enduring religious figure, Anandamayi Ma, venerated both as a guru and an incarnation of the Divine on Earth. Orianne Aymard asks what happens to a charismatic movement after the death (mahasamadhi) of the guru.
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Named Person: Anandamayi; Anandamayi; Ānandamayī Mā
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orianne Aymard
ISBN: 9780199368624 0199368627 9780199368617 0199368619
OCLC Number: 858799847
Description: xi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Aspects of the Postmortem Cult of the Guru --
2. The Cult of Relics in Hinduism --
3. Death of the Guru --
4. Presence of the Guru --
5. Sustainability of the Postmortem Cult.
Responsibility: Orianne Aymard.

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Orianne Aymards study of the cult of Sri Anandamayi Ma is among the best works to date on the fate of contemporary post-charismatic religious movements. Through interviews with Mas devotees, Aymard Read more...

 
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