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Siva in TroubleFestivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan$
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Axel Michaels

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195343021

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.001.0001

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 The Festival of the Goddess Pīgãmāī

 The Festival of the Goddess Pīgãmāī

(p.69) 4 The Festival of the Goddess Pīgãmāī
Siva in Trouble

Axel Michaels (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter deals with the festival of the local goddess Pīgãmāī situated under the Ring Road which surrounds Kathmandu. It is made up of a group of twenty‐two children representing the Navadurgā and other deities who are worshipped. It is celebrated with animal sacrifices and a procession through Deopatan.

Keywords:   Hindu goddess, Navadurgā, animal sacrifice

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