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By William Ward

ISBN-10: 0511706871

ISBN-13: 9780511706875

William Ward's account of the Hindu groups between whom he served as a Baptist missionary in Serampore in West Bengal used to be first released in 1811 and reprinted during this 3rd variation in 1817. It was once an incredibly influential paintings that formed British perspectives of the newly outlined entity of 'Hinduism' within the early 19th century. Ward and his fellow missionaries promoted social reforms and schooling, developing the Serampore challenge Press in 1800 and Serampore collage in 1818. Ward dedicated 20 years to compiling his examine of Hindu literature, historical past, mythology and faith, which was once finally released in 4 volumes. It supplied richly certain details, and was once considered as authoritative for the following fifty years. it really is for that reason nonetheless a tremendous resource for researchers in components together with Indian historical past, British colonialism, Orientalism and non secular reports. quantity 2 makes a speciality of areas of worship, ritual practices, and ideology approximately loss of life and reincarnation.

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Or E. before sunrise, cleanse his teeth with the end of a green stick q' about sLx or seven i nches long. P gives modes of cleausing. :k. �io1for 1'idiculc '" w1belieoers! a dreadful hell. �o THE HINDOO l\fYTHO'LOGY. teeth after sunrise, in the next birth he will be born an insect feeding on ordure. He must now wash from his face the mark on his forehead made the day before ; then scrape and wash his tongue, taking care that the blood does not flow. If in cleansing his teeth he should make them bleed, be becomes unclean, and is disqualified for perform­ ing any religious ceremony on that day.

SECT. -Annt1af· Festival$. ntee, Onnu-poorna, PhUlU­ haree, Shivu, Krishn u, Guneshu, &c. are held annually. Two festivals ·of Shiv'ii and nine of Krishnu are annual. The following account of the Hindoo festivals in each month of the year is taken from the Tit'hee-tUttwu :• It is rather singular, that both in the European and Rindoo mytho. -varf•, Monday, from 'iomti, the 111000. THE HINDOO MYTHOLOGY. 1geerl'. lt'h U, and of Shivu. On the twelfth lunar day the bathing and worship of Visbnoo. 1 j and on the fourteenth of the wane of the moon, the worship of the goddess Savitree.

Mitnosa catecha. P Ficn� glnmerata. r Agrostis linearis. THE HINDOO :MYTHOLOGY. ed of the bark 0f different trees, and spices ; and afterwards superbly caparisoned. The god lndru is then invoked by a number of prayers, and invited to come and preserve the horse, which is about to be let loose. 'tining an inscription in Sungskritu to the following pur­ port: ' I liberate this horse, having devoted it to be sacri­ ficed. Whoever has strength to detain it, let him detain it•. l will come and deliver it.

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