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The sacred town of Sankhu : the anthropology of Newar ritual, religion and society in Nepal

Author: Bal Gopal Shrestha
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a detailed view on Newar society and culture, its socio-economic, socio-religious and ritual aspects, concentrating on a single Newar town of Sankhu in the Valley of Nepal. The foundation of the town of Sankhu is attributed to the goddess Vajrayogini, venerated by both Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal and beyond. Myths, history, and topographical details of the town and the sanctuary of goddess  Read more...
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Named Person: Vajrayoginī.; Vajrayoginī
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bal Gopal Shrestha
ISBN: 1443837709 9781443837705 9781443849104 1443849103
OCLC Number: 782108025
Description: xxiii, 615 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Bal Gopal Shrestha.
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