Hindu Goddesses:Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition University of California Press. 1. Auflage David Kinsley
This book investigates women´s ritual authority and the common boundaries between religion and notions of gender, ethnicity, and identity. Nanette R. Spina situates her study within the transnational Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi movement established by the Tamil Indian guru, Bangaru Adigalar. One of the most prominent, defining elements of this tradition is that women are privileged with positions of leadership and ritual authority. This represents an extraordinary shift from orthodox tradition in which religious authority has been the exclusive domain of male Brahmin priests. Presenting historical and contemporary perspectives on the transnational Adhiparasakthi organization, Spina analyzes women´s roles and means of expression within the tradition. The book takes a close look at the Adhiparasakthi society in Toronto, Canada (a Hindu community in both its transnational and diasporic dimensions), and how this Canadian temple has both shaped and demonstrated their own diasporic Hindu identity. The Toronto Adhiparasakthi society illustrates how Goddess theology, women´s ritual authority, and ´´inclusivity´´ ethics have dynamically shaped the identity of this prominent movement overseas. Based on years of ethnographic fieldwork, the volume draws the reader into the rich textures of culture, community, and ritual life with the Goddess.
Explore captivating Hindu myths of Hindu gods and goddesses The stories in Hindu myth stem from traditions within Hinduism, drawing on stories from ancient texts, like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Keep in mind that because different versions of Hinduism inspire different people, many different versions of the stories float through the jungle and over the stones of temples and traditions. The stories in this volume are my version, though I’ve stuck as closely to the original myths and legends as imagination allows. At the end of this audiobook, you’ll find a short bibliography for further research. Within this book, you´ll find the following Hindu myths covered: Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and the Beginning of the World The Birth of Lord Shiva Saraswati & Brahma’s Fifth Head Shiva Tests Parvati Shiva Snares a Whale Ganesha Loses His Head Ganesha Spills a River Kubera’s Pride Ganesha Injures a Goddess Ganesha Wins a Race Shiva Skips Success Ravana’s Ten Heads The Birth of Rama Urmila’s Slumber Deer of Deception Hanuman’s Torch Suvannamachha Steals a Bridge Hanuman Moves a Mountain The Final Battle Sita’s Purity Krishna Steals Butter Krishna Trades for Jewels Krishna Swallows the Flames Agni Spreads a Curse Vayu Humbles the Silk Cotton Tree Savitri Chooses a Husband Savitri’s Fidelity And more! Get the book now and learn more about Hindu mythology 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Whitlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116944/bk_acx0_116944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hindu Gods and Goddesses:300 Illustrations from The Hindu Pantheon Dover Publications Edward Moor
Can you infuse the power of the goddess into your energy system? In this groundbreaking book, you will learn how to use meridian tapping, a.k.a. EFT, with Hindu goddess mantras. No other book of its kind combines the power of Hindu goddess mantras with meridian tapping. In this short audiobook, there is great power. You will learn how to infuse your energy system with the power of the divine Shakti. Durga, Lakshmi, Kali ,and Saraswati are the most powerful emanations of the divine Shakti, and in this book you will learn how to harness their awesome power. Vibrate with the divine Shakti...one tap at a time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Doron Alon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029434/bk_acx0_029434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lakshmi massages Vishnu´s feet. Is this male domination? Kali stands on Shiva´s chest. Is this female domination? Shiva is half a woman. Is this gender quality? Why then is Shakti never half a man? Taken literally, stories, symbols and rituals of Hindu mythology have much to say about gender relationships. Taken symbolically, they reveal many more things about humanity and nature. Which is the correct reading? The third title in the bestselling Hindu Trinity series focuses on the goddess, and respected mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik tries to unravel the secrets locked within her stories, symbols and rituals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sagar Arya. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029348/bk_adbl_029348_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inventing and Reinventing the Goddess:Contemporary Iterations of Hindu Deities on the Move
Inventing and Reinventing the Goddess:Contemporary Iterations of Hindu Deities on the Move Lexington Books
Explore the Hindu religion with its fascinating rituals and history! This audiobook has eye-opening information about Hinduism that will help you to understand the religion, gods, beliefs, and rituals and how the religion has have evolved over time. Does Hinduism really have many gods? Why do Hindus worship the cow? How about the dot.... Why do they wear it near the middle of their forehead? Why are they forbidden to eat meat? These are just a few of the countless questions many people ask or wonder about Hinduism, and whether you are a Hindu or not, there must be questions you are desiring to have answered in regards to the Hindu culture, practices, religion, or even history. Hinduism is special and has a lot of material, perhaps because it is the oldest known religion in the world. It therefore provides a lot to learn, and you do not want to miss out on anything in our journey through Hinduism including the gods, culture, structure of society, beliefs, and so on. Did you know that the supreme spirit in Hinduism is believed to be both male and female? Well, you will discover more than you ever imagined exists in Hinduism, and by the end of this audiobook, you’ll know a lot about a religion that has over one billion followers worldwide. This audiobook will cover these topics and more: A comprehensive background and history of Hinduism The Hindu gods and goddesses The lesser divinities The main tenets of Hinduism The Hindu rites of passage The common questions asked about Hinduism A comparison between Buddhism and Hinduism And more! Listen to the audiobook now and learn more about Hinduism! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dryw McArthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102418/bk_acx0_102418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.