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 The Great Night of Śiva (Mahāśivarātri)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter deals with the Great Night of Śiva (Mahāśivarātri), the main festival of the Smārta Hindus in Deopatan, celebrated by pilgrimage and night vigils. It discusses the calendrical, ... More


Mauritius: A Parallel Society

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The plantation owners of Mauritius were French settlers who had established an aristocratic style for themselves during the eighteenth century using slaves from Africa. The Indian workers quickly ... More


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