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By William Ward

William Ward's account of the Hindu groups between whom he served as a Baptist missionary in Serampore in West Bengal was once first released in 1811 and reprinted during this 3rd variation in 1817. It used to be a very influential paintings that formed British perspectives of the newly outlined entity of 'Hinduism' within the early 19th century. Ward and his fellow missionaries promoted social reforms and schooling, constructing the Serampore challenge Press in 1800 and Serampore university in 1818. Ward dedicated two decades to compiling his examine of Hindu literature, heritage, mythology and faith, which used to be ultimately released in 4 volumes. It supplied richly exact details, and used to be considered as authoritative for the subsequent fifty years. it really is for this reason nonetheless a tremendous resource for researchers in components together with Indian heritage, British colonialism, Orientalism and non secular stories. quantity 2 specializes in areas of worship, ritual practices, and ideology approximately dying and reincarnation.

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Some give a piece of cloth, others from one to ten roopees. The disciple sometimes sends presents to his gooroo's house. VOL, IJ. G 4! THH HINDOO MYTHOLOGY. yu-chiirunu­ Mitru, a kaist'hu, went to see him. The disciple asked his dying gooroo if there was any thing that he wished from him. The gooroo asked him for 100,000 roopees . The disciple hesitated, and said he could not give so much. then asl

Yu-chiirunu­ Mitru, a kaist'hu, went to see him. The disciple asked his dying gooroo if there was any thing that he wished from him. The gooroo asked him for 100,000 roopees . The disciple hesitated, and said he could not give so much. then asl

1geerl'. lt'h U, and of Shivu. On the twelfth lunar day the bathing and worship of Visbnoo. 1 j and on the fourteenth of the wane of the moon, the worship of the goddess Savitree. -0n the second lunar day, the drawing of Ju­ gunnat'hu's car, with the worship of this god, and of Bt'tlu­ ramu and Soobhudra. On the tenth, the return of the car, and the worship of these three gods. the anni \·ersary of Vishnoo's lying down to sleep. -At the full moon, the dol'U fe�tival. ramu, Dukshu, Gurgu, Br'Umha, Lukshmee, and Shust'hee.

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