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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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 Bālā's Fourteenth (Bālācaturdaśī)

 Bālā's Fourteenth (Bālācaturdaśī)

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(p.153) 8 Bālā's Fourteenth (Bālācaturdaśī)
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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/9780195343021.003.0008

This chapter discusses the significance of the Bālā's Fourteenth what? (Bālācaturdaśī). This festival is observed on the fourteenth of the dark half of the moon in the month of Maṅgsīr (November/December). Through it, ancestors commonly are remembered in performances by Hindus and Buddhists with fire sacrifices (homa) and night vigilance.

Keywords:   ancestor worship, Bālācatirdaśī, fire sacrifice, homa, night vigil

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