Hindu Pilgrimage: Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India

Hindu Pilgrimage: Shifting Patterns of Worldview of Srisailam in South India

by Prabhavati C. Reddy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317806301
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/26/2014
Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Prabhavati C. Reddy is an Adjunct Professor of Religion at George Washington University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with a Ph.D in South Asian Studies from Harvard University, an M.A. in Asian Art History from the University of Texas-Austin, and an M.A & M.Phil in History and Archaeology from Osmania University.

Table of Contents

 Part I: Exploring Shrî Shailam: Why another book on a Hindu Pilgrimage Site? 1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Approaches and Methods 3.Book Chapters Part II: The Sacred Mountain of Shiva: The Place: Idealization, Materialization, and Sanctification 4.The Place in the Process of Idealization 5. The Place in the Process of Materialization 6.The Place in the Process of Sanctification Part III: Religious Communities Making the History of Shrî Shailam 7. Early History of Shrî Shailam 8.The Emergence of the Shaiva Tîrtha-Kshetra, 9. The Crystalization of the Greater Shrî Shaila Kshetra 10. The Vîra Shaivas and the Âradhya Shaivas Part IV: The History and Development of the Pilgrimage Center in Modern Period 11. The Pilgrimage Center in the 18th and 19th Centuries 12. The Endowments DepartmentofAndhra Pradesh as the Custodian of Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments 13. The Endowments Department of Andhra Pradesh and the Management of the Pilgrimage Center 14.Conclusion

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