The Goddess Lak.sm=i: The Divine Consort in South Indian Vai.s.nava Tradition

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The Hindu Goddess Laksmi is the consort of the great God Vishnu. This book looks at the relationship between Laskmi and Vishnu in South Indian tradition. In some other sub-traditions, P. Pratap Kumar shows, the Goddess is seen as a mediator between devotees and God. Others put her on a par with her male counterpart. In yet other traditions she is worshiped as an independent deity in her own right. South Indian Vaisnavism views the Goddess in all of these ways, with the result that theological debates have ...

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Overview

The Hindu Goddess Laksmi is the consort of the great God Vishnu. This book looks at the relationship between Laskmi and Vishnu in South Indian tradition. In some other sub-traditions, P. Pratap Kumar shows, the Goddess is seen as a mediator between devotees and God. Others put her on a par with her male counterpart. In yet other traditions she is worshiped as an independent deity in her own right. South Indian Vaisnavism views the Goddess in all of these ways, with the result that theological debates have flourished. Clarifying these debates and the assumptions behind them, Kumar contributes not only to our understanding of this particular tradition, but also to an understanding of gender issues in the study of religion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788501999
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: AAR Academy Series, #95
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Sri-Laksmi in Historical Perspective 11
Ch. 3 Sri-Laksmi in the Pancaratra Agamas 21
Ch. 4 Sri-Laksmi in the Writings of Yamuna and Ramanuja 51
Ch. 5 Sri-Laksmi in the Writings of Parasara Bhattar 77
Ch. 6 Sri-Laksmi in the Writings of Pillai Lokacarya 95
Ch. 7 Sri-Laksmi in the Writings of Venkatanatha 111
Ch. 8 Tradition: Continuity and Change (clarifying issues in understanding Sri-Laksmi) 133
Ch. 9 Afterword 149
App. 1 Text of Catussloki of Yamuna 161
App. 2 Text of Stotraratna of Yamuna 163
Bibliography 165
Index 177
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