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Title: Becoming the Buddha : the ritual of image consecration in Thailand
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Donald K. Swearer

Description: This is the first monograph-length study of an important Buddhist ritual – the consecration of a Buddha image or "new
Buddha" – by which the Buddha becomes present or alive. Based on consecration rituals in northern Thailand, Swearer blends ethnography, analysis, and textual research in his discussions of the Buddha image, its role in Buddhist devotional life, and its
relationship to the veneration of Buddha relics (Steven Weinberger 2004-03-08).

Publisher Place: Princeton, NJ
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://pup.princeton.edu/
Published Date: 2004
URL: http://pup.princeton.edu/titles/7753.html
Subject: Thailand
Buddhist ritual
Classification: Buddhist Studies -- Relics
Buddhist Studies -- Ritual -- Consecration
Cultural Coverage: Thailand
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
21st century CE
ISBN/ISSN: 0691114358
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Book (single author)
Reader Rating: limited interest
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2004-03-08 09:22:02
Date Record Checked: 2004-03-08
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-20 18:57:57
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