Agriculture, Floriculture and Botanical Knowledge in a Middle Bengali Text

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/606586
Title:
Agriculture, Floriculture and Botanical Knowledge in a Middle Bengali Text
Authors:
Ferrari, Fabrizio M.
Abstract:
This chapter offers an overview of botanical lore in Śūnyapurāṇ, a heterogeneous Bengali liturgical work attributed to Rāmāi Paṇḍit. The text celebrates the god Dharmarāj, or Dharma Ṭhākur, through a lengthy cosmogonic narrative and various ritual tracts that define the practice of Dharmapūjā. After a brief introduction about the text, its authorship and date, I will discuss the use of flowers and rice in the worship of Dharmarāj in three sections: the plucking of flowers (puṣpatolān); the birth of paddy (dhānyer janma), which includes the popular tale of the farming (kr̥ṣak) Śiva, and the auspicious song of the husking pedal (ḍheṅkīmaṅgal).
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Ferrari, F.M. (2016). Agriculture, Floriculture and Botanical Knowledge in a Middle Bengali Text. In: F.M. Ferrari & T.W.P. Dähnhardt (Eds.), Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion. Plant Life in South Asian Traditions (pp. 214-269). Sheffield, United Kingdom: Equinox Publishing.
Publisher:
Equinox Publishing
Publication Date:
20-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/606586
Additional Links:
https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/roots-wisdom-branches-devotion/
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781781791196
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorFerrari, Fabrizio M.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-22T12:53:09Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-22T12:53:09Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-20en
dc.identifier.citationFerrari, F.M. (2016). Agriculture, Floriculture and Botanical Knowledge in a Middle Bengali Text. In: F.M. Ferrari & T.W.P. Dähnhardt (Eds.), Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion. Plant Life in South Asian Traditions (pp. 214-269). Sheffield, United Kingdom: Equinox Publishing.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781781791196en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/606586en
dc.description.abstractThis chapter offers an overview of botanical lore in Śūnyapurāṇ, a heterogeneous Bengali liturgical work attributed to Rāmāi Paṇḍit. The text celebrates the god Dharmarāj, or Dharma Ṭhākur, through a lengthy cosmogonic narrative and various ritual tracts that define the practice of Dharmapūjā. After a brief introduction about the text, its authorship and date, I will discuss the use of flowers and rice in the worship of Dharmarāj in three sections: the plucking of flowers (puṣpatolān); the birth of paddy (dhānyer janma), which includes the popular tale of the farming (kr̥ṣak) Śiva, and the auspicious song of the husking pedal (ḍheṅkīmaṅgal).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEquinox Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.equinoxpub.com/home/roots-wisdom-branches-devotion/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectIndian religionsen
dc.subjectIndian philosophyen
dc.subjectBotanicsen
dc.subjectHistory of Religionsen
dc.subjectSouth Asian Studiesen
dc.subjectIndian languagesen
dc.subjectIndian mythologyen
dc.subjectRitualen
dc.subjectFolkloreen
dc.subjectBengalien
dc.subjectReligions of Bengalen
dc.subjectMiddle Bengalien
dc.titleAgriculture, Floriculture and Botanical Knowledge in a Middle Bengali Texten
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.date.accepted2014-12-01en
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
rioxxterms.versionSMURen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2216-04-20en
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