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Book Title:Vrndavana in Vaisnava Literature: History, Mythology, Symbolism
Author(s):Corocoran, Maura
Publisher Name:D.K. Printworld and Vrindaban Reseach Institute
Place of Publication:New Delhi and Vrindaban
Date of Publication:1995
Annotation:A study of the conception of Vrndavana in primary and secondary literature, this book considers the historical, mythological, and symbolic dimensions of this major pilgrimage center and its role in the development of modern Vaisnava Hinduism. Focusing on the of avatara (incarnation of a Hindu deity) and lila (play), Corcoran explains that Vrndavana is understood to be “an aspect of the divinity itself,” a holy place where devotees can participate in the divine play of Krsna.
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