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Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Axel Michaels


The book deals with festivals and rituals at the Nepalese Paśupatnātha Temple located in Deopatan, the City of (all) Gods, and the Paśupatikṣetra, the “Field of Paśupati.” Paśupati, a form of Śiva, is regarded as the tutelary and protective deity of Nepal and his temple as both national and sacred monument that has since many centuries attracted thousands of pilgrims from India. After introducing the temple, its history, organisation and vicinity, all major festivals connected to it are thoroughly described and examined. The material used by the author includes mythological and eulogising text ... More

Keywords: Hinduism, Nepal, Paśupati temple, Śiva, Hindu goddesses, Newars, Hindu rituals and festivals, (Hindu) pilgrimage, religious conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195343021
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Axel Michaels, author
University of Heidelberg
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