Hindu Places of Pilgrimage in India: A Study in Cultural Geography

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Combining historical analysis with his own fieldwork, Dr. Bhardwaj not only established the importance of the institution of pilgrimage in Indian history and the persistence of similar distribution patterns of sacred places over long periods, but also furnished the normative background for contemporary practices. He examines both the historical and the contemporary patterns of pilgrimage at various levels - pan-Hindu, supra-egional, sub-regional and local.

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Dr. Surinder Mohan Bhardwaj is Professor of Geography at Kent State University, Kent, USA.

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Book Description Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Second Indian. 276pp. Combining historical analysis with his own fieldwork, Dr. Bhardwaj not only established the importance of the institution of pilgrimage in Indian history and the persistence of similar distribution patterns of sacred places over long periods, but also furnished the normative background for contemporary practices. He is concerned with the relationship of the rank-order of a shrine to its degree of sanctity, kind of deity, and caste and motivation of the pilgrim. Using both objective statistical surveys and the pilgrims subjective perceptions (as reflected in a special questionnaire), he posits the existence of two models of religious circulation: a general pattern characteristic of the pilgrimages of the religiously-oriented upper castes to all India and supra-regional shrines in pursuit or religious merit, and a specific pattern more characteristic of lower caste visits to local and regional shrines for specific, practical purposes. Unlike earlier writers on the subject, Mr. Bhardwaj examines both the historical and the contemporary patterns of pilgrimage at various levels--pan-Hindu, supra-regional, sub-regional, and local. Bookseller Inventory # 395226

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Book Description Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2003. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Second Indian Edition. Combining historical analysis with his own fieldwork, Dr. Bhardwaj not only established the importance of the institution of pilgrimage in Indian history and the persistence of similar distribution patterns of sacred places over long periods, but also furnished the normative background for contemporary practices. He is concerned with the relationship of the rank-order of a shrine to its degree of sanctity, kind of deity, and caste and motivation of the pilgrim. Using both objective statistical surveys and the pilgrims' subjective perceptions (as reflected in a special questionnaire), he posits the existence of two models of religious circulation: a "general pattern" characteristic of the pilgrimages of the religiously-oriented upper castes to all-India and supra-regional shrines in pursuit of religious merit, and a "specific pattern" more characteristic of lower-caste visits to local and regional shrines for specific, practical purposes. Unlike earlier writers on the subject, Mr. Bhardwaj examines both the historical and the contemporary patterns of pilgrimage at various levels-pan-Hindu, supra-regional, sub-regional, and local. Printed Pages: 288. Size: 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 000141

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Book Description Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd edition. Combining historical analysis with his own fieldwork, Dr. Bhardwaj not only established the importance of the institution of pilgrimage in Indian history and the persistence of similar distribution patterns of sacred places over long periods, but also furnished the normative background for contemporary practices. He is concerned with the relationship of the rank-order of a shrine to its degree of sanctity, kind of deity, and caste and motivation of the pilgrim. Using both objective statistical surveys and the pilgrims` subjective perceptions (as reflected in a special questionnaire), he posits the existence of two models of religious circulation: a "general pattern" characteristic of the pilgrimages of the religiously-oriented upper castes to all India and supra-regional shrines in pursuit or religious merit, and a "specific pattern" more characteristic of lower caste visits to local and regional shrines for specific, practical purposes. Unlike earlier writers on the subject, Mr. Bhardwaj examines both the historical and the contemporary patterns of pilgrimage at various levels--pan-Hindu, supra-regional, sub-regional, and local. Printed Pages: 276. Bookseller Inventory # 2462

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Book Description Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2003. Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Second Indian Edition. Combining historical analysis with his own fieldwork, Dr. Bhardwaj not only established the importance of the institution of pilgrimage in Indian history and the persistence of similar distribution patterns of sacred places over long periods, but also furnished the normative background for contemporary practices. He is concerned with the relationship of the rank-order of a shrine to its degree of sanctity, kind of deity, and caste and motivation of the pilgrim. Using both objective statistical surveys and the pilgrims' subjective perceptions (as reflected in a special questionnaire), he posits the existence of two models of religious circulation: a "general pattern" characteristic of the pilgrimages of the religiously-oriented upper castes to all-India and supra-regional shrines in pursuit of religious merit, and a "specific pattern" more characteristic of lower-caste visits to local and regional shrines for specific, practical purposes. Unlike earlier writers on the subject, Mr. Bhardwaj examines both the historical and the contemporary patterns of pilgrimage at various levels-pan-Hindu, supra-regional, sub-regional, and local. Printed Pages: 288. Size: 16.5 Cms x 25 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 000141

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Book Description hardcover. Book Condition: New. (Size: 23.5x15.5 cms.), Contents:- Introduction; A General Survey of the Literature on Places of Pilgrimage in India; Distribution of Hindu places of Pilgrimage according to the Mahabharata.(1999, 2nd 2003) 278 Verify ISBN for International Edition, Year of Publication 2003 8121508975. Bookseller Inventory # 31788

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Book Description Munshiram Manoharlal, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Contents: Introduction. 1. A general survey of the literature on places of pilgrimage in India. 2. Distribution of Hindu places of pilgrimage according to the Mahabharata. 3. A grand pilgrimage of India according to the Mahabharata. 4. Sacred places according to the Puranas and some later sources. 5. Tirthas: their relative importance, site characteristics, and principal deities. 6. Perception of the ranks of sacred places. 7. Determination of levels of sacred places. 8. The level of sacred place and the purpose and frequency of pilgrimage. 9. Level of sacred place and the religious travels of pilgrims. 10. Sacred places and the caste composition of pilgrims. 11. Sacred places and the diffusion of religious beliefs. 12. Pilgrim interaction at sacred places: the case of Hardwar. 13. Summary of conclusions. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. "Combining historical analysis with his own fieldwork, Dr. Bhardwaj not only established the importance of the institution of pilgrimage in Indian history and the persistence of similar distribution patterns of sacred places over long periods, but also furnished the normative background for contemporary practices. He is concerned with the relationship of the rank-order of a shrine to its degree of sanctity, kind of deity, and caste and motivation of the pilgrim. Bookseller Inventory # 2054

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