A View of the History, Literature, and Religion of the by William Ward

By William Ward

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 a very 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, setting up the Serampore challenge Press in 1800 and Serampore university in 1818. Ward committed two decades to compiling his learn of Hindu literature, historical past, mythology and faith, which used to be finally released in 4 volumes. It supplied richly exact details, and was once considered as authoritative for the subsequent fifty years. it really is accordingly nonetheless a tremendous resource for researchers in parts together with Indian heritage, British colonialism, Orientalism and spiritual reviews. quantity 2 makes a speciality of areas of worship, ritual practices, and ideology approximately loss of life and reincarnation.

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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. -0n the second lunar day, the drawing of Ju­ gunnat'hu's car, with the worship of this god, and of Bt'tlu­ ramu and Soobhudra. On the tenth, the return of the car, and the worship of these three gods. the anni \·ersary of Vishnoo's lying down to sleep. -At the full moon, the dol'U fe�tival. ramu, Dukshu, Gurgu, Br'Umha, Lukshmee, and Shust'hee.

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. -0n the second lunar day, the drawing of Ju­ gunnat'hu's car, with the worship of this god, and of Bt'tlu­ ramu and Soobhudra. On the tenth, the return of the car, and the worship of these three gods. the anni \·ersary of Vishnoo's lying down to sleep. -At the full moon, the dol'U fe�tival. ramu, Dukshu, Gurgu, Br'Umha, Lukshmee, and Shust'hee.

That he will not visit at the house of a shoodru, nor eat there nor any where else more than once a day. During this period he engages particu­ larly to attend to his daily duties, as bathing, repeating the name of his god, &c. of the Anhiku-tuttwu, the daily duties of a bramhun, walking in strict conformity to the rules of his religion, are as follow :- He must divide the day, from five o'clock in the morn­ ing till seven at night, into seven equal parts. st, awaking from sleep, and rising up in his bed, he must repeat the names of different gods and sages, and pray that they would make the day prosperous.

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