Image worship and bhakti

Mani Varadarajan mani at SHASTA.STANFORD.EDU
Tue May 25 16:42:21 UTC 1999

> >I am interested in passages in bhakti literature which describe the ideology
> >of statue/image worship. Are there any loci classici? Also, any references
> >to self-immolation with regard to bhakti practices would be much
> >appreciated. Thanks for any help.
> >
> >Justin Meiland

I would suggest the Agama literature. The Pancaratra Samhitas
in particular present the theology of image worship in a
systematic manner.  I would suggest as a start the pAdma samhita,
sAttvata samhita, and jayAkhya samhita.


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