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Religion and Magic in the City
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advised Ahmednagar and/or animistic approach Baban beliefs and practices Bhanamati black magic Brahmin caste and class celebrations clients cultural Dasara Devrushee diviners Durgah evil factors fast feelings followers Ganapati Ganapati festival Girish Goddess healing centres Hindu Hinduism his/her human ico-religious specialists Indian individual's Karani Less Moderate High magic and religion magico-religious behavior Maha Shivaratri Maharashtra Marathe marriage Math Mira Datar misfortune Moderate High Total modern moon day Mukund Maharaj mystic Nag Panchami Nandini Number and Gender observed Paranjape parents performed person pothi present research problems psychological Puja Pune Raghunath relationship religion and magic religiosity and credulity religious specialists research localities respondents reveal ritualistic rituals sample population Sanskritic Satyanarayan Puja seek sense of insecurity Shankar Maharaj Shiva Shivajeerao society socio-cultural socio-economic status socio-religious spirits supernatural survey temple urban context urban individuals urban social various magico-religious specialists vow-fasts vrata women worship Yantra