The Resource The goddess lives in upstate New York : breaking convention and making home at a North American Hindu temple

The goddess lives in upstate New York : breaking convention and making home at a North American Hindu temple

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The goddess lives in upstate New York : breaking convention and making home at a North American Hindu temple
Title
The goddess lives in upstate New York
Title remainder
breaking convention and making home at a North American Hindu temple
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Corinne Dempsey profiles an unusual South Indian temple community in Rush, New York, outside Rochester. The temple, established by a charismatic non-Brahman Sri Lankan Tamil, stands out for its combination of orthodox ritual meticulousness and socioreligious iconoclasm. The vitality with which devotees participate in ritual themselves and their ready access to the deities contrasts sharply with ritual activities at most North American Hindu Temples, where (following the usual Indian custom) ritual is performed only by priests and access to the highly sanctified divine images is closely guarded. Drawing on several years of contact with the guru and his followers, Dempsey uses the Rush temple's surprising success to analyze the distinctive dynamics of diaspora Hinduism, including issues of gender and caste, ethnic community, and spiritual enthusiasm
Cataloging source
YNG
Dewey number
294.538097478
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL1225.R274
LC item number
U634 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
The goddess lives in upstate New York : breaking convention and making home at a North American Hindu temple
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a temple trip -- pt. I Encounters with divinity : ritual power and miracles -- Temple entryways -- Perspectives on ritual power : the cost, science, and grace of divinity -- Visions and versions of the miraculous -- pt. II The work of a guru : bridge building and boundary breaking -- Maverick guru with a cause -- The changing faces of temple worship : the young, the women, and the rest -- A fine balance : the give and take of religious discipline -- pt. III Temple inhabitants : making home in a world of impermanence -- Grounding the sacred : traveling deities and sanctified terrain -- Expanding turf for racial and religious others -- Making home at the Sri Rajarajeswari pitham -- Conclusion : a good place to start
Control code
ocn191826571
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195187298
Lccn
2005045085
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36892786
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191826571
  • acls0195187296

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