Śiva's saints: the origins of devotion in Kannada according to Harihara's Ragaḷegaḷu

Gil Ben-Herut challenges common notions about the Virasaiva tradition in its nascent phases. By closely reading the saints' stories in this text, 'âSiva's Saints' takes a more nuanced historical view than commonly-held notions about the egalitarian and iconoclastic nature of the...

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Main Author: Ben-Herut, Gil
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2018
Series/Journal:Oxford scholarship online
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Harihara, Hampeya, Hariharana ragaḷegaḷu / Lingayats
B Karnataka / Lingayats / Bhakti / Beginning
Further subjects:B Harihara, Hampeya âSivabhaktimahimåa ragaòlegaòlu
B Lingayats History
B Lingayats ; History
B Lingayats Doctrines
B Lingayats ; Doctrines
B Harihara, Hampeya ; Śivabhaktimahimā ragaḷegaḷu
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System; OUP)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:Gil Ben-Herut challenges common notions about the Virasaiva tradition in its nascent phases. By closely reading the saints' stories in this text, 'âSiva's Saints' takes a more nuanced historical view than commonly-held notions about the egalitarian and iconoclastic nature of the early tradition, arguing instead that early bhakti (devotionalism) in the Kannada-speaking region was less-radical and more accommodating toward traditional religious, social, and political institutions than thought of today
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and indexPreviously issued in print: 2018Zielgruppe - Audience: Specialized
ISBN:0190878878
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190878849.001.0001