Asura in Early Vedic Religion / Edition 2

Asura in Early Vedic Religion / Edition 2

by Wash Edward Hale
     
 

ISBN-10: 8120800613

ISBN-13: 9788120800618

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (Pvt. Ltd)

In the Rig-Veda the word asura is frequently used as an epithet for various deities. However, in later Sanskrit this word is used instead for a class of demons who are enemies of the gods. In this work, the Vedic passages containing this word are examined to see how such a remarkable shift in meaning occured down the ages.

Overview

In the Rig-Veda the word asura is frequently used as an epithet for various deities. However, in later Sanskrit this word is used instead for a class of demons who are enemies of the gods. In this work, the Vedic passages containing this word are examined to see how such a remarkable shift in meaning occured down the ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788120800618
Publisher:
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (Pvt. Ltd)
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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