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  • ISBN: 9780226616025
  • ISBN10: 0226616029

The Cult of the Goddess Pattini

by Gananath Obeyesekere

  • List Price: $80.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 02/01/1984
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The concurrent Hindu worship of Pattini with its myths and rituals is described in detail. Obeyesekere documents the Sanskritization of Pattini, the changing physical structures of the goddess's shrines form the 1930's to the present, the assumption by Brahman priests of ritual functions formerly carried out by folk priests, and the sociocultural causes of these changes
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