Image worship and bhakti

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue May 25 19:24:43 UTC 1999

For the Shaiva counterpart, pl. see
R. H. Davis, Ritual in an oscillating universe, PrincetonUP.

Early forms of piety in Buddhism and Jainism also
resemble Hindu bhakti.

N. Ganesan

>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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