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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

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(p.69) 4 The Festival of the Goddess Pīgãmāī
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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/9780195343021.003.0004

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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