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Caṇḍī

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A name given to the form that the Goddess (Devī/Durgā) takes to destroy Mahiṣāsura the buffalo demon. See also Durgā.

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maṅgal

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A type of Bengali narrative verse drama recounting the myths of local deities (such as Manasā), performed by professional singers known as (maṅgal) gāyaks.

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nāga

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(Skt.). A class of serpent-like beings in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. They are said to live in the underworld and inhabit a watery environment. Frequently considered to be benevolent,...

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Nāga Pañcamī

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A pan-Indian snake (nāga) festival usually held on the fifth day (pañcamī) of the ‘bright fortnight’ (śuklapakṣa) of Śrāvaṇa (July–August). Apart from in eastern India, where it is the name...

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