The Cult of Draupadi, Volume 2: On Hindu Ritual and the Goddess

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University of Chicago Press, Oct 8, 1991 - Religion - 556 pages
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This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little-known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual, and dramatic forms. Draupadi, the chief heroine of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, takes on many unexpected guises in her Tamil cult, but her dimensions as a folk goddess remain rooted in a rich interpretive vision of the great epic. By examining the ways that the cult of Draupadi commingles traditions about the goddess and the epic, Alf Hiltebeitel shows the cult to be singularly representative of the inner tensions and working dynamics of popular devotional Hinduism.
  

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Contents

New 1990 fieldwork sites and other major temples mentioned in the text
5
dramas sponsors and icons
19
The Ritual Cycle and the Temple Icons
35
The Tindivanam 1981 festival in outline
36
Offering Sprouts
53
Flag Hoisting and Tying of Kappu
79
Posts Altars and Demon Devotees
117
Kuttantavar and Draupadi cult ritual parallels
301
Death and Revival
339
Thighs and Hair
381
Effigies and Forts
399
The destruction of the fort at Chinna Salem and Salem
404
Timiti the Firewalk
439
Closures
476
Abbreviations
491
General Index
515

Patukalam Sequences
320
Patukalam alternatives at Mankalam and Melacceri
328

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About the author (1991)

ALF HILTEBEITEL is Professor of Religion and Director of the Human Sciences Program at George Washington University. His books include Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics: Draupad.

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