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By Guy L. Beck

Going past the traditional depictions of Krishna within the epics, this e-book makes use of local and vernacular assets to give a variety of Krishna traditions.

Krishna—widely commemorated and loved within the Hindu tradition—is a deity of many features. An historic manifestation of the superb God Vishnu, or the Godhead itself, Krishna is the bringer of Yoga philosophy and the author of the universe, the destroyer of evil tyrants, and the hero of the epic Mahabharata. he's additionally defined in classical Sanskrit texts as having human features and having fun with very human goals: Krishna is the butter thief, cowherd, philanderer, and flute participant. but even those playful depictions are dependent upon descriptions present in the Sanskrit canon, and quite often mirror wide-spread, classical Pan-Indian images.

In this e-book, participants study the choice, or unconventional, Krishnas, supplying examples from extra localized Krishna traditions present in various areas between quite a few ethnic teams, vernacular language traditions, and distant branches of Indian religions. those wide-ranging, replacement visions of Krishna comprise the Tantric Krishna of Bengal, Krishna in city women's rituals, Krishna as monogamous husband and more youthful brother in Braj, Krishna in Jainism, Krishna in Marathi culture, Krishna in South India, and the Krishna of nineteenth-century reformed Hinduism.

Guy L. Beck, a spiritual historian, teaches Hinduism and Asian Religions within the non secular experiences software at Tulane collage. he's the writer of Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound.

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