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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 Procession with the Trident (Triśūljātrā)

 The Procession with the Trident (Triśūljātrā)

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(p.107) 6 The Procession with the Trident (Triśūljātrā)
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Siva in Trouble
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Axel Michaels (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0006

The Procession with the Trident (Triśūljātrā) is centre‐stage of this chapter that describes and analyzes this event during which children are symbolically impaled on a trident and transported upon processional litters to the limits of the city of Deopatan from where the participants in the procession shout words of abuse at the inhabitants of Kathmandu.

Keywords:   Procession, triśūla, trident, ritual conflict, adolescence/childhood

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