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Agni altar amongst areca-nut ascetic asked auspicious mark balls bathe body Brahmans bride bridegroom caste ceremony child clarified butter cloth coco-nut cooked copper darbha-grass death demons evil fast father festival finger fire five fivefold flowers forehead four friends Ganesa girl give given goddess gods grain Gujarat Hanuman Hindu holy husband idol India inner shrine Karma Kathiawar Krisna laddu lady lamp linga loin-cloth mantra marriage married meal milk Moksa monsoon month morning mother Nagara never night offered officiant ParvatI performed pitri poured preta priest purified repeating rice right hand rite ritual river round rupees sacred thread sandal-wood Sandhya sari sesamum sins sips Siva sprinkled Sraddha stool sutaka temple things throws touch turmeric Twice-born Vaisnava Veda vessel Visnu washed wear wedding whilst wife woman women worship writer Yama
Página 443 - Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
Página 442 - A Brahmana, coming into existence, is born as the highest on earth, the lord of all created beings, for the protection of the treasury of the law. Whatever exists in the world is the property of the Brahmana; on account of the excellence of his origin the Brahmana is, indeed, entitled to it all.
Página 440 - Their dress (shall be) the garments of the dead, (they shall eat) their food from broken dishes, black iron (shall be) their ornaments, and they must always wander from place to place.
Página iv - ... family system, the real impact of the faith upon the life of the individual and the community cannot be estimated ; and, without the advantage of extended personal intercourse, a trustworthy account of the religious experience of a community can scarcely be achieved by even the most careful student. II. They seek to set each form of Indian religion by the side of Christianity in such a way that the relationship may stand out clear. Jesus Christ has become to them the light of all their seeing,...
Página 354 - the astrologer shows what spot in the foundation is exactly above the head of the snake that supports the world. The mason fashions a little wooden peg from the wood of the khadira tree, and with a coconut drives the peg into the ground at this particular spot, in such a way as to peg the head of the snake securely down ... if this snake should ever shake the world to pieces.
Página 442 - No collection of wealth must be made by a Sudra, even though he be able (to do it); for a Sudra who has acquired wealth, gives pain to Brahmanas.
Página 433 - ... The priests of Greece ministered in splendid temples and had their fill of wealth and honours, but men who sought the secret of a good life found that this was not the business of the sanctuary, and turned away to the philosophers. Unless a religion can hold its place in the front of science and of morals, it may only gradually, in the course of ages, lose its place in the nation, but all the power of statecraft and all the wealth of the temples will not save it from eventually yielding to a...
Página 131 - She who shows disrespect to a husband who is addicted to some evil passion, is a drunkard, or diseased, shall be deserted for three months, and be deprived of her ornaments and furniture.