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Religion, devotion and medicine in North India : the healing power of Sitala

Author: Fabrizio M Ferrari
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
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Ferrari, Fabrizio M.
Religion, devotion and medicine in North India
(OCoLC)890393793
Named Person: Śītalā, (Hindu deity); Śītalā, (Hindu deity)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrizio M Ferrari
ISBN: 9781472598714 1472598717
OCLC Number: 894506745
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: AcknowledgementsList of illustrations Note on transliterationAbbreviations Months in north India IntroductionChapter 1: Sitala, the Cold Mother Chapter 2: Visions of the goddess. The iconography of Sitala Chapter 3: Hosting Ma, feeding Ma. Controversies around SitalapujaChapter 4: The smallpox myth and the creation of the goddess of smallpox Chapter 5: The legacy of SitalaConcluding reflectionsAppendix A. Srisitalasaptamivratakatha (Srisriyantrapi?ham, Vara?asi)Appendix B. Srisitalasaptamivrata of Skandapura?aAppendix C. Sitalasaptamivratakatha of Bhavi?yapura?aAppendix D. Sitalapujapaddhati of PicchilatantraBibliography Index
Responsibility: Fabrizio M. Ferrari.

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In Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India the author analyses an extensive range of Indian textual and iconographic sources dating back over a millennium and convincingly demolishes the myth Read more...

 
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