The DaA?anami-Saa??nyasis: The Integration of Ascetic Lineages into an Order

The DaA?anami-Saa??nyasis: The Integration of Ascetic Lineages into an Order

by Matthew Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004152113

ISBN-13: 9789004152113

Pub. Date: 08/04/2006

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book provides an account of the organisation, practices and history of the Daśanāmī-Saṃnyāsīs, one of the largest sects of sādhu-s (‘holy men’) in South Asia, founded, according to tradtion, by the legendary philosopher Śaṅkarācārya.  See more details below

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This book provides an account of the organisation, practices and history of the Daśanāmī-Saṃnyāsīs, one of the largest sects of sādhu-s (‘holy men’) in South Asia, founded, according to tradtion, by the legendary philosopher Śaṅkarācārya.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004152113
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/04/2006
Series:
Brill's Indological Library Series, #25
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Branches of the Dasanami order
Ch. 2Akhara-s and Dasanami functionaries
Ch. 3Renunciation, rules for ascetics, and initiation
Ch. 4The integration of various lineages : the Mathamnaya-s
Ch. 5Sankara's hagiographies and his religious orientation
Ch. 6The rise and influence of Advaita Matha-s
Ch. 7Naga-s, sufis and parallel religious identities
App. 1Numbers and percentages of orthodox, reformist and radical
App. 2Sri Mathamnayasetu, Mahanusasanam, Sesamnaya
App. 3The history and mythology of the Kumbh Mela
App. 4Subdivisions within the Dasanami akhara-s : marhi-s and dava-s

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