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Author Smith, David (David James), 1944-

Title The dance of Siva : religion, art and poetry in South India / David Smith.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996.

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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  294.551 S645S    Check Shelf
Description xii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in religious traditions ; 7
Cambridge studies in religious traditions ; 7.
Contents 1. The Nataraja bronze -- 2. The Cidambaram myth -- 3. Temple, priests, and ritual -- 4. The Hall of Consciousness, the Heart of the Universe -- 5. Saiva Siddhanta and Vedanta -- 6. The Goddess -- 7. Bhiksatana -- 8. Bhairava the Terrible and other forms of Siva -- 9. Saints, dancing girls, ganas and Apasmara -- 10. Last words.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index.
Subject Siva (Hindu deity)
Umāpati Civācāriyār, active 14th century.
Nataraja Temple.
India, South -- Religion.
Indexed Term Hinduism Deities
Tamil Nadu (India)
ISBN 0521482348 hardcover
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