Dravidian Gods in Modern Hinduism 1915

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 180 pages
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A study of the local and village deities of southern India. The author lived in India for nearly thirteen years, associating with the people there and attempted to learn as much as possible about their customs. Found within this book are chapters dealing with: conquest of the Dravidians; general features of Dravidian worship; the seven sisters; Perantalu worship; the Saktis; demon possession; Kanaka Durgamma and Poshamma; local origins of Dravidian deities; Dravidian gods in Hindu legends; shepherds' purana; influence of Dravidian deities upon Hinduism; fundamental conceptions of Dravidian worship.

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