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Hindu and Jain Mythology of Balarama

Change and Continuity in an Early Indian Cult

By (author) Lavanya Vemsani
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Jun 2006
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm d 19mm
Weight: 544g
ISBN-10: 0773457232
ISBN-13: 9780773457232
Barcode No: 9780773457232
Synopsis
Studies the evolution of Balarama in Vaisnavism through comparative analysis of Balarama stories from selected Hindu puranas, asserting that Balarama was a multifaceted deity of considerable importance in early Vaisnavism. The analysis of Balarama stories provides insight into the long process of the development of Vaisnavism.

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"This study serves to direct critical attention to neglected deities of Hinduism... this book should help establish Balarama as an independent and popular deity on his own merit..." - Paul Younger, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University"