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By Guy L. Beck

ISBN-10: 0791464156

ISBN-13: 9780791464151

ISBN-10: 0791464164

ISBN-13: 9780791464168

Going past the traditional depictions of Krishna within the epics, this e-book makes use of neighborhood and vernacular assets to provide a variety of Krishna traditions.

Krishna—widely commemorated and cherished within the Hindu tradition—is a deity of many features. An historical manifestation of the ideal God Vishnu, or the Godhead itself, Krishna is the bringer of Yoga philosophy and the writer of the universe, the destroyer of evil tyrants, and the hero of the epic Mahabharata. he's additionally defined in classical Sanskrit texts as having human features and having fun with very human targets: Krishna is the butter thief, cowherd, philanderer, and flute participant. but even those playful depictions are established upon descriptions present in the Sanskrit canon, and commonly replicate commonly used, classical Pan-Indian images.

In this booklet, members learn the choice, or unconventional, Krishnas, delivering examples from extra localized Krishna traditions present in various areas between a variety of ethnic teams, vernacular language traditions, and distant branches of Indian religions. those wide-ranging, substitute visions of Krishna contain the Tantric Krishna of Bengal, Krishna in city women's rituals, Krishna as monogamous husband and more youthful brother in Braj, Krishna in Jainism, Krishna in Marathi culture, Krishna in South India, and the Krishna of nineteenth-century reformed Hinduism.

Guy L. Beck, a spiritual historian, teaches Hinduism and Asian Religions within the spiritual reports application at Tulane college. he's the writer of Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound.

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