Śaivism and the Bhāgavata Purāṇa

Śaivism and the Bhāgavata Purāṇa

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

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Early Modern Hindu Theology Seminars Dr Anand Venkatkrishnan 16 May 2016 The Bhāgavata Purāṇa (BhP) is primarily considered the prerogative of Vaiṣṇava religious communities. This paper complicates that commonplace historiography by exploring what the BhP meant to a group of Śaivas in Kerala in the fifteenth century. I locate these Śaivas at the nexus of a number of philosophical and religious trends: the confluence of Vedic and non-Vedic non-du...
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Early Modern Hindu Theology Seminars Dr Anand Venkatkrishnan 16 May 2016 The Bhāgavata Purāṇa (BhP) is primarily considered the prerogative of Vaiṣṇava religious communities. This paper complicates that commonplace historiography by exploring what the BhP meant to a group of Śaivas in Kerala in the fifteenth century. I locate these Śaivas at the nexus of a number of philosophical and religious trends: the confluence of Vedic and non-Vedic non-du...
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