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Sprouting and uprooting of Saili. The Story of the sacred Tulsi in Kangra

Narayan, Kirin

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The Goddess comes in many forms,” said Brinda Devi, a reflective, middle-aged woman, when I asked about the sacred basil plant growing in her courtyard. “This is one of the forms of the Goddess that we worship.” She made this observation during the lunar month of Kartik (October/November), when the plant was wrapped in a gauzy, spangled red cloth, all dressed up as an auspicious Goddess and bride. In Brinda Devi’s home, as in the homes of all the uppercaste Kangra villagers I visited, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100177
Source: Manushi

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