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Aṅkāḷaparamēcuvari : a goddess of Tamilnadu, her myths and cult

Author: Eveline Masilamani-Meyer
Publisher: Stuttgart : Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GMBH, 1986.
Series: Beiträge zur Südasienforschung, Bd. 107.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This analysis of "village goddesses" analyzes the local worship of a specific goddess, Aṅkāḷamman̲, as practiced in different areas of Tamil Nadu.
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Masilamani-Meyer, Eveline.
Aṅkāḷaparamēcuvari.
Stuttgart : Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GMBH, 1986
(OCoLC)571036860
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eveline Masilamani-Meyer
ISBN: 3515047026 9783515047029
OCLC Number: 14525645
Language Note: In English; includes texts in Tamil with English translation.
Description: xii, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The myths. Introduction ; The pampai ; The history of the goddess ; The image of the goddess according to the myths ; The manifestation of the goddess in a non-anthropomorphic form ; The goddess' function ; Conclusions --
Temples, iconography and castes. Temples and iconography ; Iconography ; Castes --
The festival. The core rituals ; Myths 3 and 12 ; Meaning of the core rituals ; Other rituals --
The goddess and her devotees. Means of communication ; Possession and impersonation --
Songs in praise of Aṅkāḷamman̲ (literature) --
Appendix.
Series Title: Beiträge zur Südasienforschung, Bd. 107.
Responsibility: by Eveline Meyer.

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This analysis of "village goddesses" analyzes the local worship of a specific goddess, Aṅkāḷamman̲, as practiced in different areas of Tamil Nadu.

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