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Flowers in Cupped Hands for Śiva: A critical edition of the Śambhupuṣpāñjali, a seventeenth-century manual of private worship by Saundaranātha

 
Deviprasad Mishra (Author) Dominic Goodall (Introduction) Collection Indologie
Synopsis

The Śambhupuṣpāñjali is a seventeenth-century manual in 824 Sanskrit verses, with some prose, that describes the worship of Śiva, not in a temple, but in a South Indian domestic context. It is full of quotations from scriptures and manuals of the Śaivasiddhānta, notably those of Somaśambhu (C11th), Aghoraśiva (C12th) and Vedajñāna (C16th). About the author, Saundaranātha, we can deduce little other than his provenance, for he tells us that he also wrote a manual, now lost, about the worship of Śivasūrya (Śiva as the sun) in Maṇipravāḷam, a mixture of Sanskrit vocabulary and Tamil inflections and syntax, a literary idiom usually associated today with Vaiṣṇava commentarial works. Several features of his Sanskrit style also reveal the influence of Tamil. The introduction presents the work and gives a detailed synopsis of its structure.

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About the author

Dominic Goodall

Dominic Goodall was educated at Ampleforth College and at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he read Sanskrit. Presently he is attached to the Institut Francais de Pondichery in South India and is working with the manuscript collection there.

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Bibliographic information

Title Flowers in Cupped Hands for Śiva: A critical edition of the Śambhupuṣpāñjali, a seventeenth-century manual of private worship by Saundaranātha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.09.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: Sanskrit, English
isbn 9788184702361
length 416p.