The Sacred Complex of Kathmandu, Nepal Religion of the Himalayan Kingdom

The Sacred Complex of Kathmandu, Nepal Religion of the Himalayan Kingdom

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Book Specification

Item Code: UAM658
Author: Makhan Jha
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi
Language: English
ISBN: 9788121204903
Pages: 208 (Throughout with B/W Illustrations)
Other Details 8.50 X 5.50 inch
Weight 420 gm

Book Description

About The Book

Based on an empirical field work carried out at Kathmandu. Nepal. for nearly two years by a team of scholars under the direc torship of Professor Jha, the present book throws light on various dimensions of religion of this Himalayan Kingdom. There are seven main chapters in this book. besides a very balanced long Introduction. The sacred centres of Kathmandu belonging to both Hinduism and Buddhism. the textual and contextual dimen stons of these sacred centres, the significant cultural history of Kathmandu depicting the rise and fall of different royal dynasties as well as their royal partronage for the rise of various Temples. Maths Vihars, etc., the various sacred performances which are performed in the different sacred centres of Kathmandu, the sacred specialists of both Hindu and Buddhist shrines, the pilgrimage and pilgrims of Kathmandu, the excellent analysts of the peaceful co-existence of both Hindutsm and Buddhism in the Himalayan Kingdom. the impact of ecology on the mode of worship and on the organisation of the sacred special ists etc.. are some of the important themes of this book.

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