By Kenneth Russell Valpey
There is a gentle and starting to be scholarly, besides as popular curiosity in Hindu faith – particularly devotional (bhakti) traditions as varieties of non secular perform and expressions of divine embodiment. linked to this is often the eye to sacred photos and their worship.
Attending Krishna's Image extends the dialogue on Indian pictures and their worship, bringing ancient and comparative dimensions and contemplating Krishna worship within the context of modernity, either in India and the West. It specializes in one particular worship culture, the Chaitanya Vaishnava culture of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, because it develops and sustains itself in particular locales. through employing the comparative type of ‘religious truth’, the book provides a accomplished figuring out of a dwelling non secular tradition. It effectively demonstrates the knowledge of devotion as a technique of participation with divine embodiment during which worship of Krishna’s picture is integral.
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Attending Krishna's Image: Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as Devotional Truth (Routledge Hindu Studies Series) by Kenneth Russell Valpey