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Lecture | Studium Generale

Mapping the Śaiva Landscape

18 October 2017
India in Leiden
Lipsius Building
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Text and Temple

In this combined lecture Peter Bisschop and Elizabeth Cecil will introduce the study of religious landscapes in South Asia using ancient Sanskrit texts and the remains of temples and other important archaeological sites. The first half of the lecture will focus on a text called the Skandapurāṇa, dedicated to the mythology and ritual worship of the Hindu god Śiva. The second half will work to connect the textual and the historical landscape by sharing fieldwork done on key sites associated with this text.

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