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Folk Shaktism Life with the Goddess

June McDaniel

in Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195167900
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167900.003.0002
Folk Shaktism Life with the Goddess

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This chapter discusses folk and tribal Shaktism. Topics covered include concepts of goddess among the Adivasis (those who first lived on the land) and in folk Hinduism; possession and asceticism in folk Shaktism; and the experiences of folk Shaktas.

Keywords: goddess worship; Shaktas; Adivasis; Hinduism; possession; ascetism

Chapter.  20525 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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