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Designs

Vijaya Nagarajan

in Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, Ritual, and Ecology in India- An Exploration of the Kolam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780195170825
eISBN:
9780190858100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170825.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on types of kōlam designs. The basic categories are katta (squares) and pulli (dots). The highly ritualized forms are the navagraha (nine heavenly bodies, including the five ... More


Temples, Travels, Territories

Aditya Malik

in Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodiment: Oral Narratives from the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325092
eISBN:
9780190231903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325092.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 outlines a history of Goludev, the God of Justice in Kumaon, as well as briefly of two other deities, Kalbisht and Gangnath, who are also concerned with justice and are therefore called ... More


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