The Vernacular Veda: Revelation, Recitation, and Ritual

The Vernacular Veda: Revelation, Recitation, and Ritual

by Vasudha Narayanan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872499650

ISBN-13: 9780872499652

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press

The Vernacular Veda explores the centrality of a tenth-century Tamil poem, Tiruvaymoli (TVM), to the daily worship of south India's Hindu Srivaisnava community. Vasudha Narayanan's comprehensive study profiles the author of the veda and reveals the impact this common-language text has had on the community for the past one thousand years.

Narayanan emphasizes

Overview

The Vernacular Veda explores the centrality of a tenth-century Tamil poem, Tiruvaymoli (TVM), to the daily worship of south India's Hindu Srivaisnava community. Vasudha Narayanan's comprehensive study profiles the author of the veda and reveals the impact this common-language text has had on the community for the past one thousand years.

Narayanan emphasizes Srivaisnava's pride in the TVM's accessibility, identifies the Hindu cultural norms collectively challenged by the TVM, and highlights the ways in which the TVM differs from other texts in the Tamil devotional canon. In the final section of the book, Narayanan translates 143 of the TVM's most recited verses, marking the Temple TVM's first publication in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872499652
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Series:
Studies in Comparative Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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