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When a goddess dies : worshipping Ma Anandamayi after her death

Author: Orianne Aymard
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Calling on concepts of religious experiences and institutionalisation, this book explores the devotional movement of the enduring religious figure, Ānandamayī Mā, through the compelling question of what happens to a charismatic movement after the death (mahāsamādhi) of the guru. In her lifetime Mā Ānandamayī became arguably the most famous female religious leader in India, counting hundreds of thousands of  Read more...
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Aymard, Orianne.
When a goddess dies
(DLC) 2013037639
(OCoLC)858799847
Named Person: Anandamayi; Anandamayi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Orianne Aymard
ISBN: 9780199368631 0199368635
OCLC Number: 876592106
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cover""; ""When a Goddess Dies""; ""When a Goddess Dies: Worshipping MÄ? Ä€nandamayÄ« after Her Death""; ""Copyright""; ""A God Died Yesterday""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""When a Goddess Dies""; ""Introduction""; ""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""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Glossary""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Other Titles: Worshipping Ma Anandamayi after her death
Responsibility: Orianne Aymard.

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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  Read more...

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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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