Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1998 - 281 Seiten
Hindu Goddesses is a valuable sourcebook and reference work for students and scholars of Hindu goddesses and of Hinduism in general. Each goddess is dealt with as an independent deity with a coherent mythology, theology and, in some cases, cult of her own. Within the complex, diverse, and rich goddess traditions of Hinduism, one can find suggestions of nearly every important theme in the Hindu religion. In many ways, this book is as much a study of the Hindu tradition itself as it is a study of one aspect of that tradition. No other living religious tradition has displayed such an ancient, continuous, and diverse history of goddess worship.
 

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Introduction
1
SriLaksmi
19
Parvati
35
Sarasvati
55
Sita
66
Durga 05
95
Kali
116
The Mahadevi
132
The Matrkas
151
Goddesses and Sacred Geography
178
Village Goddesses
197
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