The Indian Mother Goddess
This Study, An Acclaimed Work On The Subject, Correlates The Cult Of Indian Mother Goddess With Similar Cults Found In Different Parts Of The World. It Reveas Intersting Historical Processes Working Behind The Origin And Development Of The Cult. It Further Highlights Its Popularity Among The Masses Specially Among The Lower Order, Its Functional Role In Space And Time And Its Entry Into The So Called Higher Forms Of Religious Systems Of India And Abroad.
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The FemaleDominated Societies
Forms of the Cult
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According agricultural already ancient appears associated became beliefs belonging Bengal body bronze Buddhist called celebrated century century A.D. conceived conception connection consort contains cult daughter deity demons described developed Devi district divine Durgā earlier early Earth especially evidently Female Principle fertility festival figure figurines four gods hand head holding human identified important India influence inscription interesting Jain king known Lakşmi later legends literature lotus lower male Matsya Māyā means mentioned Mother Goddess Museum nature offered originally period popular practices presiding primitive probably protectress Purāņas refers regarded region religion religious represented rites rituals Śakti Sarasvati sculptures seated sexual shown shows shrine side Siva Skanda society standing stone story symbol Tantric Tārā temple texts tion tradition tribes Umā various Vedic village Vişņu wife woman women worshipped