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By Kenneth Russell Valpey

There is a gentle and starting to be scholarly, besides as popular curiosity in Hindu faith – particularly devotional (bhakti) traditions as kinds of religious perform and expressions of divine embodiment. linked to this can be the eye to sacred photos and their worship.


Attending Krishna's Image extends the dialogue on Indian photographs and their worship, bringing old and comparative dimensions and contemplating Krishna worship within the context of modernity, either in India and the West. It makes a speciality of one particular worship culture, the Chaitanya Vaishnava culture of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, because it develops and sustains itself in particular locales. by way of employing the comparative type of ‘religious truth’, the book provides a finished realizing of a dwelling non secular tradition. It effectively demonstrates the certainty of devotion as a means of participation with divine embodiment within which worship of Krishna’s photograph is integral.

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