God's gateway identity and meaning in a Hindu pilgrimage place

This book examines how sacred meaning is created, reinforced, and maintained in Hardwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site (tirtha). Hardwar's religious identity is inextricably tied to the river Ganges. Its sacred narratives present its identity as fixed and unchanging, ignoring mundane facto...

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Main Author: Lochtefeld, James G.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Oxford University Press 2010, 2010
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book examines how sacred meaning is created, reinforced, and maintained in Hardwar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site (tirtha). Hardwar's religious identity is inextricably tied to the river Ganges. Its sacred narratives present its identity as fixed and unchanging, ignoring mundane factors such as economic, social, or technological change
Physical Description:xiv, 308 p. map
ISBN:9780199866380
0199866384