Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF
A talk by Silje Lyngar Einarsen of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
The emphasis placed on goddesses and the divine feminine makes Hinduism truly unique among the world religions. Not only does the feminine dimension permeate Hinduism in various forms—from the concept of prakṛti in Sāṃkhya philosophy to rural village goddesses—but the Goddess is also proclaimed as the highest reality in the monistic Śākta traditions. This talk will examine ways in which the divine feminine has been viewed in Hindu traditions.