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Hindu and Buddhist Initiations

Zotter, Astrid [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Hindu and Buddhist Initiations in India and Nepal / ed. by Astrid Zotter and Christof Zotter. - Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 2010. - 380 S. : Ill. - (Ethno-Indology ; 10)
ISBN 978-3-447-06387-6
EUR ca. 64,00
DDC: 203.820954; 294
-- Angekündigt für Dezember 2010 --

Broadly speaking, two sets of rituals are relevant to a discussion of initiations in Hindu and Buddhist traditions: initiatory rituals as part of the life-cycle which are observed in many social groups and are compulsory depending on gender or age, and those, more optional in character, that allow admittance to a certain religious group or practice. The contributors to this volume are from different academic disciplines and treat examples of both kinds of rituals in various religious settings. Of special interest in this collection of essays are interrelationships among initiations and their relations to other kinds of rituals. The papers are devoted to the study of minute details and point to the dynamics of initiations. The transfer of ritual elements accompanied by readjustments to new contexts as the modification of procedures or the reassignment of meanings is one of the recurring traits. Other aspects addressed by the authors include the relation of script (ritual handbooks) to performance or various forces of change (e.g. the economics of ritual, gender-related variations, modernization and democratization). [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. 7
Christof Zotter:
Notes on the Evolution of an Initiation Ritual: The Vratabandha of the Bāhun and Chetri. 17
Anne Keßler-Persaud:
Economy and Composition of Complex Rituals: Upanayana and Samāvartana as Part of Nuptial Ceremonies. 45
Shingo Einoo:
Notes on Āñjana. 71
Kathleen Gögge:
Early Childhood Rituals among the Newars and Parbatiyās in the Kathmandu Valley. 87
Axel Michaels:
Newar Hybrid Ritual and its Language in Hindu Initiations. 137
Niels Gutschow:
The Ihi Marriage among the Newars of Bhaktapur, Nepal: Spatial Connotations of an Initiation Ritual. 151
David N. Gellner:
Initiation as a Site of Cultural Conflict among the Newars. 167
Todd T. Lewis:
Ritual (Re-)Constructions of Personal Identity: Newar Buddhist Life-Cycle Rites and Identity among the Urāy of Kathmandu. 183
Alexander von Rospatt:
Remarks on the Consecration Ceremony in Kuladatta’s Kriyāsaṃgrahapañjikā and its Development in Newar Buddhism. 197
Harunaga Isaacson:
Observations on the Development of the Ritual of Initiation (abhiṣeka) in the Higher Buddhist Tantric Systems. 261
Jörg Gengnagel:
Conversion or Initiation? On the Removal of the Sectarian Marks (liṅgoddhāra) in Śaiva Siddhānta. 281
Ute Hüsken:
Challenges to a Vaiṣṇava Initiation? 299
Gérard Colas:
Pratiṣṭhā: Ritual, Reproduction, Accretion. 319
Astrid Zotter:
How to Initiate a Tree: The Aśvatthopanayana in Prescriptive Texts. 341
Index. 365

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