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Home of Dancing Sivan The Traditions of the Hindu Temple in Citamparam

Home of Dancing Sivan The Traditions of the Hindu Temple in Citamparam
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195095333
  • ISBN: 0195095332
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated

AUTHOR

Younger, Paul

SUMMARY

The Home of Dancing Sivan is an inquiry into the traditions of the Citamparam temple in South India, the only Hindu temple where the image of Sivan as Natarajan, the dancer, is the central focus of worship. Younger begins with the living traditions, describing the community of Ditcitars, the two hundred priests of the temple who carry on an ancient tradition involving six worship periods each day, and discusses in detail the elaborate temple festivals, which attract up to 200,000 people. He analyzes the three hundred inscriptions on the temple walls, and seeks to determine from them, and from the evidence of art history, when the many components of the temple were constructed and what innovations in the worship tradition they made possible. Using the inscriptions and the abundant literature about the temple, he also addresses the complex historical questions regarding roles played by famous kings and saints of the region in the life of the temple. The traditions of the Citamparam temple reflect the worship style of all important Hindu temples, and its history is central to all history, literature, and thought of South India. This unique study acknowledges the centrality of the temple in Indian life and society, and provides a vivid and engaging portrait of South India's living religion for students of religious studies, Asian studies, and Indian civilization.Younger, Paul is the author of 'Home of Dancing Sivan The Traditions of the Hindu Temple in Citamparam' with ISBN 9780195095333 and ISBN 0195095332.

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