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Buddhist goddes Benzaiten from Hinduism to Shintoism


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Kolak, Martina. (2018). Buddhist goddes Benzaiten from Hinduism to Shintoism. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Indology. [mentor Belaj, Marijana and Kardaš, Goran].

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The expansion of Buddhism from India to the East Asian countries has stimulated the interaction of various cultural and religious systems and caused changes and adaptations of religious practices. One of the very good examples of this process is Japan, where as a result a specific form of Buddhism was created. These processes will be shown on the example of the Buddhist goddess of wisdom and art, Benzaiten, so that by following the movements of her cult within different cultural and historical circumstances, we gain a better insight into the changes that have brought about the adaptation and shaping of Japanese Buddhism.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: the spread of Buddhism, Japanese Buddhism, Benzaiten, syncretism, Shintoism, Hinduism
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Indology and Indoiranistics
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Department of Indology
Supervisor: Belaj, Marijana and Kardaš, Goran
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 10:01

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