Scholars of Vedic religion have since quite a while ago perceived the centrality of ceremonial classifications to Indian idea. There have been couple of fruitful endeavors, be that as it may, to apply indistinguishable deliberate thoroughness of Vedic Scholarship from a powerful influence for some other time “Hindu” custom. Uncovering the profound history of an unmistakable custom classification in “traditional” Hindu writings, Geslani follows the development of a class of ceremonies known as santi, or pacification. This custom, planned to neutralize dismal signs, created from the crossing point of the fourth Veda – the oft-ignored Atharvaveda – and the rising convention of astral science (Jyotisastra) at some point in the early first thousand years, CE. Its improvement would come to have sweeping outcomes on the perfect custom existence of the lord in early-medieval Brahmanical society. The mantric changes engaged with the historical backdrop of santi prompted the development of a politicized custom culture that could incorporate both customary Vedic and fresher Hindu entertainers and practices.

From prophetic pacification to blessing giving, crowning ordinance, and picture revere, Rites of the God-King narratives the various lives and lives following death of a solitary custom mode, disclosing the constantly imaginative work of the organization to envision and advance illustrious power. En route, Geslani uncovers the astounding job of soothsayers in Hindu history, explains originations of wrongdoing and hardship, and produces new associations between medieval writings and current practices. In a work that subtleties ceremonial structures that were scattered generally crosswise over Asia, he closes with a reflection on the idea of orthopraxy, custom change, and the issue of quality in the Hindu tradition.

 Rites of the God-King: Santi and Ritual Change in Early Hinduism (Oxford Ritual Studies Series). 

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 9.53 × 6.5 × 1.18 cm







Marko Geslani


Oxford University Press




Oxford University Press




Oxford University Press




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