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The cult of the goddess Pattini

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pattini (Hindu deity) -- Cult,
  • Pattini (Buddhist deity) -- Cult

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGananath Obeyesekere.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1225.P34 O23 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 629 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages629
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3164006M
    ISBN 100226616029
    LC Control Number83005884


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This long-awaited book is the culmination of Gananath Obeyesekere's comprehensive study of the Pattini cult and its historical, sociological, and psychoanalytical role in the culture of South Asia.1/5(1). The book is divided into six parts of rather uneven length.

Part 1 places the cult of the Goddess Pattini in its historical and regional context in the relatively understud- ied western and southern parts of Sri Lanka, and in its ritual context in the Buddhist pantheon of Sri Lanka, whose structure and dynamics are analyzed in an elegantFile Size: KB.

Pattini—goddess, virgin, wife, and mother; folk deity of Sinhala Buddhists and Jains; and assimilated goddess of the Hindu pantheon—has been. About the Book Pattini-goddess, virgin, wife, and mother; folk deity of Sinhala Buddhists and Jains; and assimilated goddess of the Hindu pantheon – has been worshiped in Sri Lanka and South India for fifteen hundred years or more, as she still is today.

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Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features The cult of the goddess Pattini. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Introducing the Pattini Cult. 3: The Assembly of the Gods.

Part. This long-awaited book is the culmination of Gananath Obeyesekere's comprehensive study of the Pattini cult and its historical, sociological, and psychoanalytical role in the culture of South Asia 4/5(2).

Impurity and Pollution -- Personality and Priesthood Personality and Priesthood: The Case of X The Decline of the Traditional Kapurala -- The Textual Tradition -- The Ritual Institutionalization of the Pattini Cult -- The Deities of the Pattini Cult -- The Concept of the Four Gods and Four Shrines -- The Lesser Gods -- Deities of Intermediate Status Demons and Evil Spirits Planetary Deities -- The Pattini Cult.

The Cult of the Goddess Pattini的话题 (全部 条) 什么是话题 无论是一部作品、一个人,还是一件事,都往往可以衍生出许多不同的话题。Author: Gananath Obeyesekere. This long-awaited book is the culmination of Gananath Obeyesekere's comprehensive study of the Pattini cult and its historical, sociological, and psychoanalytical role in the culture of South Asia.

A well-known anthropologist and a native of Sri Lanka, Obeyesekere displays his impeccable scholarship and a stunning range Author: Gananath Obeyesekere. I came to know Our Lady of Madhu during my research on the Cult of the Goddess Pattini.

During the long period of my research on Pattini in the late s and 60s I had the good fortune to visit Madhu and note that it was patronized by both Christians and Buddhists in large numbers. Obeyesekere's study of the Pattini cult in the Sri Lankan "low coun- try" and Sabaragamuva is clearly an instant classic-an outstanding work of South Asian ethnography and anthropological-historical analysis, which almost overwhelms the reader with its embarras de richesses.

The Cult of the Mother Goddess book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Examines the role of the Goddess Cult in myth and rit /5. This long-awaited book is the culmination of Gananath Obeyesekere's comprehensive study of the Pattini cult and its historical, sociological, and psychoanalytical role.

The cult of the goddess Pattini. [Gananath Obeyesekere] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Pattini.; Pattini. Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Gananath Obeyesekere.

Find more information about: ISBN: The Pattini cult was brought to Sri Lanka from South India by king Gajabahuka Gamani (), along with the gold anklet of the goddess, a statue of hers, together with the statues of gods Vishnu, Skanda and Natha, when he returned to Sri Lanka w Cholians plus Sinhalese, taken as captives to India, Written: The Goddess Pattini and the Parable on Justice 3 The powerful King of Pandi, with a third eye in his forehead, had a most wonderful city built by the divine architect Visvakarma himself', It resembled a city of the gods, so large and beautiful was it.

Powerful though he was, the king was also a cruel tyrant. No kind thought ever ripened in his mind. (Notes: This article was based on my book The Cult of the Goddess Pattini; Sinnappa Arasaratnam, “Oratorians and Pedicants” in Ceylon and the Dutch; W.L.A.

Don Peter in Francis Xavier, Teacher of Nations; Father S.G. Perera, Life of the Venerable Father Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon. The Cult of the Mother-Goddess Hardcover – January 1, by E. James (Author) See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" $ Cited by: About the Book This volume is comprised of forty-one well researched and illustrated papers on Cult of the Goddess. It tries to trace the origin and trajectory of the divine feminine force in art and culture for over a period of five millennia, which is a great achievement in itself.

While exploring the living tradition of the Great Goddess, the book offers unique insight to the. Books; Journals; Additional Products; Titles No Longer Published by Brill; Librarians. The Cult of the Goddess Pattini, University of Chicago,$ The Cult of the Goddess Pattini, University of Chicago,$ in Journal of Asian and African Studies.

E-ISSN:Author: Stuart H. Blackburn. Click on the book chapter title to read : Bruce Kapferer. The Cult of the Goddess Pattini. GANANATH OBEYESEKERE. Chicago and London: The Universlty of Chicago Press, pp., preface, name and subject Indexes, color photographs. BRUCE KAPFERER University of Adelaide This is a huge, sprawling book, as much a personal odyssey as a scholarly voyage.

The Cult of the Goddess Pattini is a complex, sometimes controversial, and brilliant book. Its correctives to previous scholarship are numerous, and it raises a great many questions.

For example, according to Obeyesekere the central episode in Pattini's mythic drama is her husband's (Kovalan alias Palafga alias Alut Deviyo) death (at the hands. In addition to Sri Lankan captives, the victorious Gajabáhu also brought back the golden anklet of goddess Pattini, the bowl relic of the Buddha taken away during the reign of king Valagambáhu South Indians as slaves.

According to legends,  King Gajabáhu  was the initiator of the Pattini cult in Sri Lanka. Kannagi or Kannaki Amman is eulogized as the epitome of chastity and is worshiped as a goddess in select regions.

She is worshiped as goddess Pattini in Sri Lanka by the Sinhalese Buddhists, Kannaki Amman by the Sri Lankan Tamil Hindus and as Kodungallur Bhagavathy & Aatukal Devi in the South Indian state of tes believe Kannaki to be an incarnation of Goddess.

Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, U.S.A. LEONARD LYNN BOOK REVIEWS Gananath Obeyesekere. The Cult of the Goddess Pattini, University of Chicago,$ Readers of Obeyesekere's work have come to expect a rare combination of rich enthographic data and bold psychological interpretation.

Pattini will disappoint no one in this regard. Obeyesekere, Gananath. ‘Gajabahu and Gajabahu Synchronism: An Inquiry into the Relationship Between Myth and History’ in Religions and Legitimation of Power in Sri Lanka, ed., Bardwell Smith. Chambersberg, PA: Anima Books. —————————— The Cult of the Goddess Pattini.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Once it was the home of the Buddhist/Jaina goddess Pattini whose mortal husband was tried and killed in a series of brutal events still commemorated in the temple’s ritual year. Before this and the story gets even stranger, as there are said to be remains of a secret, underground shrine, the home to a mystery cult dedicated to the Egyptian.

"OBEYESEKERE, Gananath, The Cult of the Goddess Pattini.- Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, xvii + pp., 25 color plates.

No price indicated" published on 01 Jan by : David Shulman. The only loose part is why rename the Goddess as Pattini. Pattini Devale, Kabulamalle – One of the four ancient Pattini Devale which is unique for having a corresponding Bhairav In this hunt to understand the rechristening of your name to Pattini, I came across a book on Folk Gods of Srilanka – “Discovery of Gods Unseen: Somapala.

This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little-known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual, and dramatic di, the chief heroine of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, takes on many unexpected guises in her Tamil cult, but her dimensions as a folk goddess remain.

My research for Isis, Goddess of Egypt & India, further exposed the similarities between the classical mystery cult and the mythology of the Buddhist/Jaina goddess Pattini. Distinguished Princeton anthropologist Gunanath Obeyesekere undertook extensive fieldwork, recording the folk songs and myths of the region.

“The goddess descends from the wind and cloud and sky She looks at the sorrows of Sri Lanka with her divine eyes” — Excerpt from Pahan Pujava (offering of lights) quoted in Gananath Obeyesekere, The Cult of the Goddess Pattini (Chicago: ).

(The exhibition “Invoking The Goddess: Pattini-Kannaki Devotion in Sri Lanka” presented by Women Unlimited is on at the Art Gallery, Author: SHAILAJA TRIPATHI. The Cult of Venus book. Read 23 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Historians Cameron Thorne and Amanda Spencer-Gunn discover a 14th /5.

"The Cult of the Mother-Goddess" The Cult of the Mother-Goddess: An Archaeological and Documentary Study. James. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, pp. $ The last decade has produced a large number of books on various aspects of the Great Mother g: Pattini. The temple also assimilates the cult of Pattini, a local mother goddess who is also popular amongst the majority Sinhalese population of the rest of the island nation as well.

The idol of Pattini is kept at Tampalakamam temple and taken to its place of veneration in Palampottaru and devotees from Trincomalee town also come in procession to the Country: Sri Lanka.

This book examines one of the most intriguing figures in the religious life of the ancient Mediterranean world, the Phrygian Mother Goddess, known to the Greeks and Romans as Cybele or Magna Mater, the Great Mother. Her cult was particularly prominent in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), and spread from there through the Greek and Roman g: Pattini.

The Cult of the Mother Goddess. K likes. Mother Goddess worship is the most ancient of its kind. The Dark womb of the Feminine is the source of Followers: K. He is the author of Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth (California, ), The Apotheosis of Captain Cook: European Mythmaking in the Pacific (), The Work of Culture: Symbolic Transformation in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology (), The Cult of the Goddess Pattini (), and.

Initially it was the identification of Pattini as a veiled goddess, the only one in Hindu mythology, that led scholars such as Dr Richard Fynes to hypothesize a Near Eastern connection. Actually Isis was not veiled throughout most of her history but she was when her cult was transferred to India.In Sinhala Buddhist belief the Pattini is a guardian deity of Buddhism.

She is the deification of Kannagi, who is the central character of the Tamil epic Silapadhikaram of Ilango is worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus and is the patron goddess of fertility and health - particularly of smallpox, which is referred to as deviyange ledé ('the divine affliction') in the .