Genealogy of the South-Indian Gods: A Manual of the Mythology and Religion of the People of Southern India, Including a Description of Popular Hinduism

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Higginbotham, 1869 - Gods, Hindu - 208 pages
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A very interesting, thought provoking book about South Indian mythology & religion where I come from, showing the importance of knowing the true creator of heaven and earth, with all its beauty, and the most beautiful of His creation His people through Adam and Eve to commune day and night. A 'very good' read when we know the triune God said after His completion, Man and Woman are 'very good' before the fall and after the fall 'very good' (the Best) through the Blood of Jesus. Praise God for sending His son Lord Jesus as redemption for all forms of sins and different mythologies of varied people groups in S. Indian Shanar (rich or poor) community. Thank you for Danish, German missionaries like Ziegenbalg, Barthalolomaeus who brought justice to suffering woman and humanity in his time. 

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This work is probably the earliest ethnographic account of religion at the Indian grassroots. A missionary product nonetheless but an important contribution to Indian Orientalist project.

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Page 127 - For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope. Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Page 12 - Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
Page 191 - For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised : he is to be feared above all gods.
Page 12 - Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Page 10 - Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
Page 127 - O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God ! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out ! For who hath known the mind of the Lord ! Or, who hath been his counsellor ? Or, who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again ? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things ; to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
Page 127 - God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. 0 the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God ! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out ! For who hath known the mind of the Lord ? or who hath been his counsellor ? or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again ! For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things : to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
Page 198 - Wise and mighty are the works of Him who stemmed asunder the wide firmaments ; He lifted on high the bright and glorious heaven ; He stretched out apart the starry sky and the earth.
Page 199 - He, the upholder of order, Varuna, sits down among his people; he, the wise, sits there to govern.
Page 198 - Varuna, that thou wishest to destroy thy friend, who always praises thee ? Tell me, thou unconquerable lord, and I will quickly turn to thee with praise, freed from sin.

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