Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees

Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees

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The 15 chapters discuss various cults and myths of the order of Hindu deities who both violate and protect traditional Hindu order. Covering both pan-Hindu gods and those of particular regions or lineages, topics include violence, carnivorism, the deified dead, the myth of a criminal caste, and an overview of transgressional sacrality. For scholars of religion and anthropology; not a popular or sensational work. Paper edition (unseen), $24.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OREssays on the Guardians of Popular Hinduism Alf Hiltebeitel ... It exists in both Sanskrit and Marathi versions5 and claims to be part of the Brahmanda Purana. ... In the opening scene Parvati begs her Lord Siva to tell her a very special secret , a particularly important secret that has two ... they practiced austere devotion and created a beautiful atmosphere where trees blossomed plentifully, where flowersanbsp;...

Title:Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees
Author:Alf Hiltebeitel
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1989-09-21


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