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Sacred Matters
Sacred Matters (December 2015)
Material Religion in South Asian Traditions
Tracy Pintchman - Editor
Corinne G. Dempsey - Editor

Explores how objects shape the worlds of religious participants across a range of South Asian traditions.
Sacred Matters explores the lives of material objects in South Asian religions. Spanning a range of traditions including Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Buddhism, and Christianity, the book demonstrates how sacred items influence and enliven the worlds of religious participants across South Asia and into the diaspora. Cont...(Read More)
 
 
Guests at God's Wedding
Guests at God's Wedding (August 2005)
Celebrating Kartik among the Women of Benares
Tracy Pintchman - Author

A fascinating look at women’s rituals honoring the god Krishna.

This fascinating look at the sacred Hindu month of Kartik (October–November) as it is celebrated in the city of Benares in North India highlights Kartik-related practices, stories, songs, and experiences particular to women. During Kartik, Hindu women living in and around Benares meet daily to enact a form of ritual worship, or puja, in...(Read More)
 
 
Seeking Mahadevi
Seeking Mahadevi (June 2001)
Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess
Tracy Pintchman - Editor

Explores the identity of the Hindu Great Goddess and how it relates to the many goddesses worshipped in India.

While Hindus recognize and revere a variety of different goddesses, they also tend to speak of one Great Goddess, Mahadevi, as a singular divine being who is the unity underlying all female deities. In this book, ten scholars reflect on both the diverse depictions of Mahadevi found in textual and devotional env...(Read More)
 
 
The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition
The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition (November 1994)
Tracy Pintchman - Author

This book explores the rise of the Great Goddess by focusing on the development of saakti (creative energy), maya (objective illusion), and prakr(materiality) from Vedic times to the late Puranic period, clarifying how these principles became central to her theology.

"I like very much the way in which Pintchman carefully establishes the interrelationships between saakti, maya, and prakrti conce...(Read More)
 
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