The Village Gods of South India

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Author: Henry Whitehead

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1356208509

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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Author: Henry Whitehead

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ISBN: 133060136X

Category: History

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Excerpt from The Village Gods of South India The material for this account of the village gods of south India has been gathered almost entirely from my own observation and inquiry.I have been able to get little help from books, as this is, I think, the first attempt at dealing systematically with this aspect of Indian religion.It does not pretend to be anything like an exhaustive account of all the various rites and ceremonies observed in the worship of the village deities.The variety of ritual and ceremonial in the different districts of South India is almost endless, and I have not attempted in this book to give an account even of all the various ceremonies that have come within my own knowledge.Perhaps it would be more correct to call the book "An Introduction to the study of the village Gods of south India." I believe, however, that all the main types of this particular form of Hinduism are included in the following pages, and that enough has been said to enable the reader to get a fairly complete idea of its general character and to compare it with similar forms of religion in other parts of the world. I have to acknowledge the kindness of the Editor of The Nineteenth Century and After for allowing me to reprint in Chapters IV, VI, and VII portions of articles contributed by me to that Magazine. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Village Gods of South India

THE account given above of the rites and ceremonies connected with the worship of the village deities in South India does not pretend to be an exhaustive ...

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Author: Henry Whitehead

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528763127

Category: Social Science

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The worship of the ‘village gods’ is the most ancient form of Indian religion. Participants believed (and some still do), that the world was populated by a multitude of spirits, good and bad, who were the cause of all unusual events - especially of diseases and disasters. This volume constitutes a detailed treatise on this topic, and includes a wealth of information on history, folklore, methods of worship, customs, and more. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in Indian religions, and would make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Leading Features of the Religion”, “Names, Characters, and Functions of the Village Gods”, “The Cult”, “Modes of Worship in the Telugu Country”, “Modes of Worship in the Canarese Country”, “Modes of Worship in the Tamil Country”, “Folklore of the Village Gods of South India”, “Probable Origin of the Worship of Village Gods”, etcetera. This vintage book is being republished in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

The Religious Life of India

The Religious Life of India: The Village Gods of South India.

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Author: Right Reverend Henry Whitehead

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515210286

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The Religious Life of India: The Village Gods of South India.

The Village Gods of South India

THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF INDIATHE VILLAGE GODS OF SOUTH INDIABY THERIGHT REVEREND HENRY WHITEHEAD, D.D.BISHOP OF MADRASTHE purpose of this series of small volumes on the leading forms which religious life has taken in India is to produce ...

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Author: Right Reverend Henry Whitehead

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ISBN: 1549979787

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THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF INDIATHE VILLAGE GODS OF SOUTH INDIABY THERIGHT REVEREND HENRY WHITEHEAD, D.D.BISHOP OF MADRASTHE purpose of this series of small volumes on the leading forms which religious life has taken in India is to produce really reliable information for the use of all who are seeking the welfare of India. Editor and writers alike desire to work in the spirit of the best modern science, looking only for the truth. But, while doing so and seeking to bring to the interpretation of the systems under review such imagination and sym pathy as characterize the best study in the domain of religion to�day, they believe they are able to shed on their work fresh light drawn from the close religious intercourse which they have each had with the people who live by the faith herein described; and their study of the relevant literature has in every instance been largely supplemented by persistent questioning of those likely to be able to give information. In each case the religion described is brought into relation with Christianity. It is believed that all readers in India at least will recognize the value of this practical method of bringing out the salient features of Indian religious life.,)

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Author: Henry Whitehead

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ISBN: 1297077490

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Survey of Hinduism A

H. Whitehead, The Village Gods of South India, with illustrations. 40. The author once obtained a rahu kālam chart from his Madras landlord who was not only ...

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Author: Klaus K. Klostermaier

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480113

Category: Religion

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The third edition of this well-regarded introduction to Hinduism adds new material on the religion’s origins, on its relations with rival traditions, and on Hindu science.

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Author: Whitehead Henry

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 1298315336

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.