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The Presence of Siva

Kramrisch, Stella

ISBN 10: 0691101159 / ISBN 13: 9780691101156
Published by Princeton Univ Pr, 1981
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: The Presence of Siva

Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Soft

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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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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"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

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