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Cult of Goddess Sitala in Bengal

Subrata Kumar Mukhopadhyay

Cult of Goddess Sitala in Bengal

an enquiry into folk culture

by Subrata Kumar Mukhopadhyay

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Published by Firma KLM in Calcutta .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West Bengal (India),
  • India,
  • West Bengal.
    • Subjects:
    • Sītalā (Hindu deity) -- Cult -- India -- West Bengal.,
    • Folklore -- India -- West Bengal.,
    • West Bengal (India) -- Religion.

    • About the Edition

      Field work conducted in southern part of West Bengal and fringe areas of Bihar and Orissa.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementSubrata Kumar Mukhopadhyay.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBL1225.S593 W476 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 138 p. :
      Number of Pages138
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1256526M
      ISBN 108171020011
      LC Control Number94906767

        The central preoccupation of the Bengal Purapas is with the goddess cult. It was primarily through the appropria­ tion and transformation of the local goddesses that the brahmanical attempt at achieving social dominance in Bengal was articulated. Although the authors of the Bengal Pur~   From smallpox to AIDS. Contagion and possession in the cult of Śitala Religion of South Asia, 1(1), p. (en) Ferrari, Fabrizio M. (), «Old rituals for new threats. The post-smallpox career of Sitala, the cold mother of Bengal», in Brosius, C. & U. Hüsken (eds.), Ritual Matters, London & New York, Routledge, pp. Divers noms et variantes  Shitala puja  Iconographie et symbolisme  Annexes

        Aṅkāḷaparamēcuvari: a goddess of Tamilnadu, her myths and cult / by Eveline Meyer フォーマット: 図書 言語: 英語 出版情報: Stuttgart: Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GMBH, 形態: The goddess Shakti is the essence of divine power, whose presence is believed to be manifest in certain places on earth. As the story goes, when the goddess in her incarnation as Sati committed suicide (due to her father’s insults to her husband, Shiva), Shiva was maddened with grief and

      To worship Sitala, writes David R. Kinsley in his book Hindu Goddesses, is to pay attention to what she represents, to provide oneself with a more realistic, less fragile view of life, which in turn makes the inevitable outbursts of disease or tragic occurrences less devastating. Clad in a white sari with a red border, like the women assembled Instead, it is a sign of the goddess’ presence. Affliction is viewed as a form of grace manifest in historical events such as floods, epidemics, and famines (Dimock ; Nicholas and Sarkar ). Bengal has produced several literary genres that explore the connection between historical events and divine ://


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Cult of Goddess Sitala in Bengal by Subrata Kumar Mukhopadhyay Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sitala puja - Shitala (Sheetala), also called Sitala (शीतला śītalā), is an ancient folk deity[1] widely worshipped by many faiths in North India, West Bengal, Nepal, Bangladesh and Get this from a library. Cult of Goddess Sitala in Bengal: an enquiry into folk culture.

[Subrata Kumar Mukhopadhyay] -- Field work conducted in southern part of West Bengal 「Cult of Goddess Sitala in Bengal: an enquiry into folk culture」を図書館から検索。カーリルは複数の図書館からまとめて蔵書検索ができるサービスです。 About the Book This volume is comprised of forty-one well researched and illustrated papers on Cult of the Goddess.

It tries to trace the origin and trajectory of the divine feminine force in art and culture for over a period of five millennia, which is a great achievement in itself.

While exploring the living tradition of the Great Goddess, the book offers unique insight to the psyche of   Goddess Hariti and Goddess Sitala (Source: Wikimedia Commons) “I am worshipping the coronavirus as a goddess and doing daily pujas for the safety and well being of healthcare professionals, police personnel and scientists, who are toiling to discover a vaccine.” Anilan, a temple priest at Kadakkal in Kollam district of Kerala, gives the reason behind the ‘Corona devi’ idol he’s now A large section of Fruits of Worship deals with the worship of Sitala and Olabibi, written after his retirement from the University of Chicago in He wondered why the villagers had chosen an unattractive deity such as Sitala as the mother goddess and not a benign :// Her cult as a goddess who heals fevers and smallpox coincided with the same areas where the goddess Shitala is venerated for similar attributes—eastern India, primarily Bengal and ://   Śītalā, Goddess of Smallpox, is the preeminent tutelary deity of villages in southwestern Bengal, and a goddess of the same name has a prominent role in Hindu pantheons throughout northern India.

Her rise to importance is closely related to the history of smallpox, which was not recognized, in Ayurvedic medical texts, as a serious or fatal From the Jacket The essays collected in this book are based on field research carried out over an extended period in several villages in the Bengali-speaking area of South Asia.

The center of attention is the religious life of ordinary people in rural Bengal. They cover a broad spectrum, including the Bengali attachment to goddesses, the religious treatment of the calamities that befall poor Restaurants near Bosepukur Sitala Mandir: ( km) The New My Club ( km) Bhoj Raj ( km) Hatari ( km) Bedouin Sher E Bengal ( km) Mud - Clay Coffee and More; View all restaurants near Bosepukur Sitala Mandir on Tripadvisor The southern counterpart of Sitala is Mariamman who is worshipped with a cult following.

It is believed that the goddess is a carrier of heat and devotees carry jars of water/milk to bathe her so The Sitala cult is unquestionably the most highly developed in Bengal. She is worshipped throughout the Indian subcontinent and is especially adored in the region of Bengal (Stewart).

Sitala is commonly known as the goddess of smallpox and disease but may also be referred to as the Queen of Disease (Roga Raja), Lord of Pestilence (Vyadhi Religion and expressive culture - Bengali South Asia. Hinduism and Islam are the two major religions of Bengal, and religious identification was the basis for the political division experienced by the Bengalis with the departure of British rule in Sitala is a pre Aryan goddess, worshipped by tribals of Bengal, Assam, Bihar and Orissa.

She is granted the power of visiting sickness on The Sitala cult is. Volume 1, Number 1,September Hindu Goddesses is a valuable sourcebook and reference work for students and scholars of Hindu goddesses and of Hinduism in general.

Each goddess is dealt with as an independent deity with a coherent mythology, theology and, in some cases, cult of her own. Within the complex, diverse, and rich goddess traditions of Hinduism, one can find suggestions of nearly every important theme in the Hindu ?id=hgTOZEyrVtIC.

Chandi Mangal in Bengal is a religious epic poem composed in the tradition of the medieval Mangala Kavya. It is of great importance as it is meant for ceremonial chanting on religious occasions. They are also meant for propagation of the faith towards a specific deity, in this case, the Mother Goddess :// Reviews “In Religion, Devotion and Medicine in North India the author analyses an extensive range of Indian textual and iconographic sources dating back over a millennium and convincingly demolishes the myth that the deity Sitala is a malevolent village "smallpox goddess".

After this fascinating study scholarship must henceforth recognise Sitala as a benevolent goddess whose compassion is   The Sitala cult is unquestionably the most highly developed in Bengal, for there are found major all-village pujasy lengthy poems (mangal) written in her honor, and numerous Sitala temples.3 The earliest of the mangal date from the s while published materials on Sitala have existed since the s.4 In contrast, the Sitala cult This temple is also associated with the tantric cult of worship.

Chowranga Giri, a renowned monk from the Dasanami sect of Shaktism had worshipped Goddess Kali in this temple for a long time. History of idol worship. The presiding deity is Divine Mother sree bhadrakali. The Goddess Kali is worshipped in different incarnations in the :// This volume examines notions of health and illness in North Indian devotional culture, with particular attention paid to the worship of the goddess Sitala, the Cold Lady.

Consistently portrayed in colonial and postcolonial literature as the ambiguous 'smallpox goddess', Sitala is here discussed as a protector of children and women, a portrayal that emerges from textual sources as well as. This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little-known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual, and dramatic forms.

Draupadi, the chief heroine of the Sanskrit Mahabharata, takes on many unexpected guises in her Tamil cult, but her dimensions as a folk goddess remain rooted   The Sitala cult is unquestionably the most highly developed in Bengal.

She is worshipped throughout the Indian subcontinent and is especially adored in the region of Bengal (Stewart). Sitala is commonly known as the goddess of smallpox and disease but may also be referred to as the Queen of Disease (Roga Raja), Get this from a library! Religion, devotion and medicine in north India: the healing power of Sitala.

[Fabrizio M Ferrari] -- "This volume examines notions of health and illness in North Indian devotional culture, with particular attention paid to the worship of the goddess Sitala