Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition / Edition 1

Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition / Edition 1

by David R. Kinsley
     
 


Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute—Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship.See more details below

Overview


Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley, author of The Sword and the Flute—Kali & Krsna: Dark Visions of the Terrible and the Sublime in Hindu Mythology, sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520063396
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/19/1988
Series:
Hermeneutics: Studies in the History of Religions Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
281
Sales rank:
725,965
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1997 Printing
Introduction1
1Goddesses in Vedic Literature6
2Sri-Laksmi19
3Parvati35
4Sarasvati55
5Sita65
6Radha81
7Durga95
8Kali116
9The Mahadevi132
10The Matrkas151
11Tara, Chinnamasta, and the Mahavidyas161
12Goddesses and Sacred Geography178
13Village Goddesses197
AppendixThe Indus Valley Civilization212
Notes221
Bibliography253
Index265

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