27 July, 2012

From Material to Deity: Indian Rituals of Consecration

From Material to Deity: Indian Rituals of Consecration
By- Jun Takashima and Shingo Einoo (eds)

Among Hindu rituals the Pratistha is one of the most well-known and most important ritual ceremonies. An intensive study of the installation ceremony of an image of a god enables one to clarify the formation and development of post-Vedic rituals both in Tantric and non-Tantric schools on the one hand, and to make a good analysis of the ritual elements of post-Vedic rituals on the other. This volume will contribute to a deeper understanding of post-Vedic rituals and of the discontinuity between the Vedic and post-Vedic rituals.

Shingo Einoo is Professor of Indology at the University of Tokyo. He has published a number of important studies in both Vedic and post-Vedic rituals.
 Jun Takashima is Professor at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

 ISBN  81-7304-627-1    2005   362p.   Rs.334/ pounds 50

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