In the living tradition that is Hinduism, divinity manifests as the Goddess, who embodies the world, and Vishnu, who engages with the world. This threee book set explores their art, rituals, stories and relevance in modern times.
a son renouces sex so that his old father can remarry a daughter is a prize in an archery contest a teacher demands half a kingdom as his tuition fee a student is turned away because of his caste a mother asks her sons to share a wife a father curs
We live in times where people have extreme views. On the one hand, there are scfholars who describe shivas linga literally as phallus, and see alll metaphoric meaning as embarrased aplogy of the uneducated. On the other had, we have puritanical Hindus who want to strip the shiva linga of sexual meaning and sanitize shiva a lore