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Theravada Buddhist Devotionalism in Ceylon, Burma and Thailand

V.V.S. Saibaba (Author) Emerging Perceptions in Buddhist Studies
Synopsis The monograph consists of two parts, of which the first examines the Buddhist devotional practices, from the historical and canonical perspectives of the evolution of the worship of caitya, stupa, relics, symbols and images. It provides a multi-dimensional account of caitya, stupa, relics, symbol and image worship in Theravada Buddhist tradition, in the Sinhalese Vamsa literature and as depicted in the records of the prominent Chinese travelers to India. It throws light on the Buddhist stupa, the Buddha's relics viz, hair, nail, tooth and ashes; the symbols which pre-ceded the Buddha image viz., the bodhi-tree, wheel, bowl, staff, robe, crest, turban, shadow and the Buddha's foot-prints as the objects of devotion and worship and the objectives and benefits of such devotional acts. Part two elucidates the rise and growth of Buddhist devotionalism in Sri Lanka with special reference to its ceremonies, rituals, pilgrimages as depicted in the devotional literature of Ceylon. Further, it provides an account of devotional Buddhist in Burma by tracing its antiquity; describes Buddha's relics, images and pagodas as the objects of veneration. Similarly, it makes a brief survey of Thai Buddhist devotionalism with special reference to Wats, Thai offerings and prayers to Buddha images and their objectives. The work illuminates the historical and canonical significance of precept and practice of different aspects of Buddhist devotion and how they are demonstrated in the contemporary Buddhist religious life of Ceylon, Burma and Thailand.
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About the author

V.V.S. Saibaba

Dr. V.V.S. Saibaba, (b-1947) Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Andhra University took his Master’s Degree in Philosophy in 1973; Senior P.G. Diploma in Sanskrit in 1976 and Ph.D. Degree in 1985. During 19887 to 1989, he was Reader and Head of the Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies at Nagarjuna University, A.P. Dr. Saibaba has authored the book Facets of Buddhist Philosophy: Theravada and Mahayana, and about 40 research papers which have appeared in journals of national and international repute. He has participated in many international and national conferences, seminars.

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Title Theravada Buddhist Devotionalism in Ceylon, Burma and Thailand
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher D K Printworld
Language: English
isbn 8124603278, 9788124603277
length xvi+88p., Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.