Indian Ritual and Belief: The Keys of Power

J. Abbot

Verlag: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2000
ISBN 10: 8173043396 / ISBN 13: 9788173043390
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The author believes that this cosmic power is Sakti to the Hindus and kudrat to the Muslims. And this all-pervasive force acts both for good and for evil. In A Sense main`s whole endeavour in Magic and Religious rituals is to obtain control of this power for his own benefit and accumulate a fund of it as a source of all forms of blessing After giving his key concept, The Author explains Keys of power or Keys of Punya, those axioms and rules of conduct that man frames in his effort to control power for his own purpose, to preserve it, to transfer it, to coerce it or invoke it. He has also sketched the factors that destroy power. Accordingly, he devotes separate chapters on the power of man, woman, evil - eye, ground, Fire metals, salt, stones, time, colours, numbers, sweet things, trees, grain, Bread and animals. There are also chapters on the ritual of agriculture, spirits, and curses and oaths. This comprehensive work that contains an astonishing Wealth of customs covers both Hindus and Muslims. A useful glossary, numerous diagrams and an exhaustive index further enhance the value of this work for both the scholar and general reader. Printed Pages: 576. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45872

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Inhaltsangabe: This reprint of the 1937 work is an interpretative study of Indian customs that attempts to show how the concept of a supernatural cosmic power dominates popular practice. The author believes that this cosmic power is Sakti to the Hindus and Kudrat to the Muslims. He has written separate chapters on the power of man, woman, evil-eye, ground, fire, metals, salt, stones, time, colours, numbers, sweet things, trees, grain, bread and animals. A useful glossary, numerous diagrams and an exhaustive index further enhance the value of this work for both the scholar and the general reader.

About the Author: John Abbott joined the Indian Civil Service in 1908 and served in various positions in the Bombay Presidency, retiring in December 1932.

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Titel: Indian Ritual and Belief: The Keys of Power
Verlag: Manohar Publishers & Distributors
Erscheinungsdatum: 2000
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New

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