September 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

Gawande Lecture | Anthropomorphic Techniques in the Worship of Mount Govardhan, Sept. 20




Dr. David Haberman of Indiana University examines the worship of Mount Govardhan, a sacred hill in north-central India, in the Fall 2016 Gawande Lecture in Indian Philosophy and Religion.

Haberman, Professor of Religious Studies at University, delivers “Anthropomorphic Techniques in the Worship of Mount Govardhan” on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in Ellis 111.

Particular emphasis will be on the anthropomorphic ritual process of dressing the mountain’s revered stones and adding a face to them for the purpose of establishing and enhancing intimate relationships with them. Consideration will be given to the difference between anthropomorphism and anthropocentrism. The ornamentation of the stones will be illustrated with the use of PowerPoint slides.

For more information, contact Dr. Brian Collins, the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy.

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