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Local deities

a novel
  • 306 Pages
  • 2.98 MB
  • English
Curbstone Press, Distributed to the trade by the Talman Co. , Willimantic, CT, New York, NY
Parent and child -- Fiction., Radicals -- Fic
Statementby Agnes Bushell.
LC ClassificationsPS3552.U8224 L6 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination306 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2061783M
ISBN 100915306824
LC Control Number88043569

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Genre/Form: Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bushell, Agnes. Local deities. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press ; New York, NY: Distributed to the.

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Like the page on the Gallic Deities, these Celtic deities were sometimes adopted by the Romans. This book focuses primarily on some of the local deities of Andhra Pradesh (Nellore District). The author uses the word “Dravidian gods” to describe these non-Vedic gods. I am not sure if that is the right term.

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Subcategories in this category contain deities who have a specific domain. Trending pages. Main Page; Mind flayer; Aasimar; Faerûn; Drow; Selûne; Bahamut. The book says the affairs of the Kullu gods are managed by the 'devta' committees that comprise a 'kardar' or manager of the temple, the 'gur' or oracle, musicians and a priest.

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Here is an index of the various gods and goddesses that we discuss here, with links to more detailed information. Such is the spirit of Dussehra," he wrote in the book compiled in The book says the affairs of the Kullu gods are managed by the 'devta' committees that comprise a 'kardar' or manager of the temple, the 'gur' or oracle, musicians and a priest.

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It has already been noted how Mara, the manifestation of spiritual evil, was presented in the earliest literature in terms of local demonological beliefs.

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This is an alphabetically ordered list of Hindu deities. Many of the gods and goddesses on this list exist in multiple incarnations, some of which are treated in separate articles. Classical artistic depictions of certain deities are also covered separately in some cases. (See also.

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Kent. Shows that religiosity surrounding Tamil sacred groves is not simple nature worship, but an integral component of village-based non-Brahmanical Hinduism that organizes space, time and village society in complex ways. The selection of deities examined is a nicely varied assortment, enlarging our picture of the demography of Italic gods and goddesses beyond the usual group of traditionally-studied deities.

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