Srirangamahatmya: the holy island in the Kaveri: a hagiotopography: critical edn. and tr. of the Srirangamahatmya,

₹ 1000.00

Mentioned already in the ancient Tamil epic the Cilappatikaram, Srirangam is a sacred site of preeminent status in South Indian religious geography. This book presents a critical edition of the Srirangamahatmya, a Sanskrit eulogy of this hallowed place, along with an English translation, the first translation into a European language. Its most important temple is dedicated to the self-manifest (svayamvyakta) form of Visnu as Ranganatha, lying upon his serpent bed on an island formed by the Kaveri and Kollidam rivers. But the text relates that this was not always its location. It describes the vimana, narrates how it came to be established on the island, and gives an account of the various sacred water-bodies in the vicinity, principal among which is the Candrapuskarini.

ISBN 13: 9788184702484

ISBN 10: 8184702485

Year: 2023


Pages etc.: 230p., (23)col. illus., bib., ind., 24cm.

Binding: Paperback

Subject(s): Literature

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