Rites of reverence, ways of worship: The bodhi tree in Bodhgayâ as a material object and focus of devotion

A. Nugteren

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    The focus is on ritual activities beneath the bodhi tree now existing in Bodhgayâ, India. The dynamic interaction between locally lived religions, long-distance pilgrimage and global tourism has increasingly become tangible here, where a single tree has become the focal point of various narrative traditions, ritual gestures and material-emotional culture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationObjects of Worship in South Asian Religions
    Subtitle of host publicationForms, practices, and meanings
    EditorsKnut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold
    Place of PublicationLondon/New York
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315771625
    ISBN (Print)9781138778894
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge studies in Asian religion and philosophy


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