The Domain of Constant Excess: Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Temples in Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan ethnic conflict that has occurred largely between Sinhala Buddhists and Tamil Hindus is marked by a degree of religious tolerance that sees both communities worshiping together. This study describes one important site of such worship, the ancient Hindu temple complex of Munnesvaram. Standing adjacent to one of Sri Lanka's historical western ports, the fortunes of the Munnesvaram temples have waxed and waned through the years of turbulence, violence and social change that have been the country's lot since the advent of European colonialism in the Indian Ocean. Bastin recounts the story of these temples and analyses how the Hindu temple is reproduced as a center of worship amidst conflict and competition.
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Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Temples in Sri Lanka Rohan Bastin. THE DOMAIN OF CONSTANT EXCESS THE DOMAIN OF CONSTANT EXCESS Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Front Cover.
Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Temples in Sri Lanka Rohan Bastin. Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Ritual Practices and Religious Identity Pilgrimage and a Comparison Between Munnesvaram and Kataragama Worship and ...
Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Temples in Sri Lanka Rohan Bastin. LIST. OF. PHOTOGRAPHS. 5. The Munnesvaram Temple and Tank (courtesy of Nihal Fernando, Studio Times) The Munnesvaram Temple Inner Sanctum showing the Sivalinga, and to the ...
Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Temples in Sri Lanka Rohan Bastin. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. 5. Many people have helped me to write this book and see it to publication, some in more ways than one. The original research at Munnesvaram was ...
Plural Worship at the Munnesvaram Temples in Sri Lanka Rohan Bastin. Morton, the late Newton Gunasinghe, the late Tawney Rajaratnam, Michael Roberts (a big thanks), David Shulman, the late Serena Tennekoon, the late Mahen Vaithianathan ...
Chapter 3 Myths and Marginality
Chapter 4 Ritual Practices and Religious Identity
Chapter 5 The Saivite Temple as a Monumental Architecture
Puja and Arccanai
Chapter 7 The Presence of Sakti
Chapter 8 Guardians Games and the Formation of Power
Chapter 9 The World Inside Out
Chapter 10 The Domain of Excess
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