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Koṟṟavai


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According to the Tamil Caṅkam literature, the goddess of war, of the mountains, and of arid land. She demanded animal sacrifice, including buffaloes, and the sacrifice of men in battle; or even, in the case of the warrior Marvars, ritual suicide. The goddess Durgā may be to some extent modelled on Koṟṟavai.

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