ŚkaṠ Kathā

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A kathā is a narrative performed as part of a Hindu (See Hinduism entries) ritual. The Śakaṭ Kathā is an instructive myth told in Northern India on the occasion of a festival bostoring the elephant-headed Gaṇeśa (See Gaṇeśa). It stresses the importance of proper fasting and proper ritual practice.

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