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Vratas and Utsavas in North and Central India: Literary and Epigraphic Sources: C.A.D 400-1200

Vratas and Utsavas in North and Central India: Literary and Epigraphic Sources: C.A.D 400-1200

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Author: Radha Madhav Bhardwaj
ISBN 13:9788178542805
Year:2015
Subject:Philosophy and Religion/Religion

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The changing character and function of ancient Indian religious system between the 5th and 12th centuries A.D. in North and Central India have been attempted to be understood and analyzed through the Dharmashastric institution of Vratas (religious vows), the most vibrant form of religion among the Hindus today, with thw help of Vedic, Dharmashastric, Puranic and Poetic textsand inscriptions belonging to the period c.A.D. 400-1200.