At the Feet of the Goddess: The Divine Feminine in Local Hindu Religion (Hardback)Lynn Foulston (author)
Hardback 242 Pages / Published: 01/03/2002
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At the Feet of the Goddess embraces ritual, worship and iconography, rather than philosophy and metaphysics, in two communities. In each of these sites, as is common within many local communities across India, it is female deities that predominate. Although local worship is based on ritual and grounded in a tradition that may not be fully comprehended by its adherents, it is also partly based in, and is a reflection of, a more complex metaphysical undercurrent. Local goddesses, in particular, while representing anthropomorphized figures for the majority of their devotees, are concurrently the personifications of the abstract concept of sakti female divine energy.
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 551 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 25 mm
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