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The Presence of Siva (Mythos)

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One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time. In a lively meditation on Siva--based on original Sanskrit texts, many translated here for the first time--Stella Kramrisch ponders the metaphysics, ontology, and myths of Siva from the Vedas and the Puranas.

Who is Siva? Who is this god whose being comprises and transcends everything? From the dawn of creation, the Wild God, the Great Yogi, the sum of all opposites, has been guardian of the absolute. By retelling and interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, Kramrisch reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature and thus in the nature of consciousness itself.

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Based on original Sanskrit texts, this study ponders the metaphysics, ontology and myths of the god Siva from the Hindu sacred texts the Vedas and Puranas. By interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, the author reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature.

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"A landmark in the study of Hinduism. . . . It is rich in materials of great interest and value to historians of religion, Indologists, and students of mythology. There is nothing like it."--Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago Divinity School

Synopsis:

One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time. In a lively meditation on Siva--based on original Sanskrit texts, many translated here for the first time--Stella Kramrisch ponders the metaphysics, ontology, and myths of Siva from the Vedas and the Puranas.

Who is Siva? Who is this god whose being comprises and transcends everything? From the dawn of creation, the Wild God, the Great Yogi, the sum of all opposites, has been guardian of the absolute. By retelling and interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, Kramrisch reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature and thus in the nature of consciousness itself.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-509) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691019307
Author:
Kramrisch, Stella
Author:
Kramrisch, S.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Bibles and prayer books
Subject:
Cave temples
Subject:
Sculpture, Hindu
Subject:
Ellora Caves (India)
Subject:
Siva
Subject:
Ellora Caves
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Mythos pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology
Series Volume:
no. 129 (1992)
Publication Date:
January 1994
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.21x6.01x1.36 in. 1.66 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691019307 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Based on original Sanskrit texts, this study ponders the metaphysics, ontology and myths of the god Siva from the Hindu sacred texts the Vedas and Puranas. By interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, the author reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature.
"Synopsis" by , "A landmark in the study of Hinduism. . . . It is rich in materials of great interest and value to historians of religion, Indologists, and students of mythology. There is nothing like it."--Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago Divinity School
"Synopsis" by , One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda, evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time. In a lively meditation on Siva--based on original Sanskrit texts, many translated here for the first time--Stella Kramrisch ponders the metaphysics, ontology, and myths of Siva from the Vedas and the Puranas.

Who is Siva? Who is this god whose being comprises and transcends everything? From the dawn of creation, the Wild God, the Great Yogi, the sum of all opposites, has been guardian of the absolute. By retelling and interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, Kramrisch reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature and thus in the nature of consciousness itself.

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