Lives of Indian images

@inproceedings{Davis1997LivesOI,
  title={Lives of Indian images},
  author={Richard Harding Davis},
  year={1997}
}
For many centures, Hindus have believed that the religious images they place in temples and shrines for purposes of worship are alive. Hindu priests bring them to life through a complex ritual "establishment" that invokes the god or goddess into material support. Priests and devotees then maintain the enlivened image as divine person through ongoing liturgical activity. In this linked series of case studies of Hindu religious objects, this book argues that in some sense these believers are… Expand
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