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 was once an incredibly 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, setting up the Serampore challenge Press in 1800 and Serampore collage in 1818. Ward committed two decades to compiling his research of Hindu literature, background, mythology and faith, which used to be finally released in 4 volumes. It supplied richly precise details, and was once considered as authoritative for the following fifty years. it's as a result nonetheless a big resource for researchers in components together with Indian heritage, British colonialism, Orientalism and non secular experiences. quantity 2 specializes in locations of worship, ritual practices, and ideology approximately dying and reincarnation.
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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. -On the seventh lunar day, the worship of Shivu and Doorga; and on the seventh, the worship of Munusa, before small sheaves of doorva grass.
Before he begins to chew the betle, he must offer it with prayers to his guar dian deity. If he do not chew betle, he must eat fruit of the terminalia citrina, and repeat the name of Vishnoo once. To this must succeed the evening sundhya, either in his own house or by the side of the river. dy described. The ceremonies are After this, repeating the name of his guardian deity during two hours, he may take a little refreshment, as sweetmeats, milk, plantains, curds, Qr something of the same nature ; and about ten retire to rest.
That he will not visit at the house of a shoodru, nor eat there nor any where else more than once a day. During this period he engages particu larly to attend to his daily duties, as bathing, repeating the name of his god, &c. of the Anhiku-tuttwu, the daily duties of a bramhun, walking in strict conformity to the rules of his religion, are as follow :- He must divide the day, from five o'clock in the morn ing till seven at night, into seven equal parts. st, awaking from sleep, and rising up in his bed, he must repeat the names of different gods and sages, and pray that they would make the day prosperous.
A View of the History, Literature, and Religion of the Hindoos: Volume 2, The Hindoo Mythology: Including a Minute Description of their Manners and ... by William Ward