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The Rite of Durgā in Medieval Bengal: An Introductory Study of Raghunandana's Durgāpūjātattva with Text and Translation of the Principal Rites

Abstract:

The autumnal Durgā Pūjā, the ten-lunar-day worship of the goddess Durgā, also known as Caṇḍī or Caṇḍīkā, is one of the most important festivals in East India and Nepal. Throughout villages and cities in Bengal, Orissa, Assam and the Kathmandu Valley the occasion is marked by pomp and circumstance. In Bengal especially, this worship is a reflection of a culture that has given goddesses a privileged position over male deities from at least the time of the Pālas. However, despite the availabilit...

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Published
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10.1017/S1356186312000181

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
02
Pages:
325-390
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1474-0591
ISSN:
1356-1863
URN:
uuid:93d93fa4-03a3-42d1-a1fd-a4c592d68462
Source identifiers:
542632
Local pid:
pubs:542632

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