Religious Institutions and Cults in the Deccan, C. A.D. 600-A.D. 1000

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1973 - Deccan (India) - 203 pages
 

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Contents

THE RESOURCES AND ORGANIZATION
20
viii
21
Rituals
29
THE PROLIFERATION OF THE _AINA CHURCH
41
MAIN FEATURES OF THE JAINA CHURCH
64
THE EVOLUTION OF SAIVA MONASTICISM
76
THE WORKING OF SAIVA MONASTERIES
91
THE DECLINE OF BUDDHIST MONASTERIES
108
THE BEGINNINGS OF TANTRIC CULTS
114
THE OLD GODDESSES IN TANTRIC CULTS
127
THE _AINA GODDESSES OF TANTRIC
147
THE DEVELOPMENT OF _AINA TANTRICISM
157
CONCLUSION
168
BIBLIOGRAPHY
175
INDEX
191
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