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Les légendes çivaïtes de Kāñcipuram

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Kāñcipuram, in Tamil Nadu, is one of the principal permanent seats of Hinduism where Vaiṣṇavism and Śaivism have co-existed since a very long time. The Kāñcipurāṇam, a text in Tamil dating back to the second half of the 18th century, narrates the various legends connected to the site. It is attributed to the poet Civañan̠acuvāmi and was inspired from a Sanskrit Kāñcimāhātmya said to belong to the Skandapurāṇa. Though pan-Indian in its religious traditions, it is deeply rooted in and ad...

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  • Publisher : Institut Français de Pondichéry
  • Series : Collection Indologie | 27
  • Place of publication : Pondichéry
  • Year of publication : 1964
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 16 avril 2020
  • Electronic EAN : 9791036544316
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.ifp.2409
  • Number of pages : 288 p.

© Institut Français de Pondichéry, 1964

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