The Folk Element in Hindu Culture: A Contribution to Socio Religious Studies in Hindu Folk Institutions

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Kessinger Publishing, Mar 1, 2004 - Religion - 332 pages
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1917. This work is an outstanding contribution to the socio-religious studies in Hindu folk institutions. Contents: A Festival of the People; The Bengali Folk-Poesy of Shaivaism; The Gambhira: A Popular Form of Shaiva Cult in Eastern India; The Gajan: A Popular Form of Shaiva Cult in Eastern India; Folk-Festivities in North Bengal and Orissa; Popular Buddhism in Hindu Bengal; Physical Austerities Practices by the People; Folk-Dances in Religious Festivals; Socialization and Secularization of Hindu Life; Buddhist and Jaina Elements in Modern Hinduism; National Festivals of the Seventh Century AD; Socio-Religious Life of the People of Bengal Under the Palas; The Tantric Lore of Mediaeval Buddhism; Ramai Pandit, A Folk-Minstrel of Decadent Buddhism; People's Life in Bengal on the Eve of Moslem Invasions; Islam in Popular Hinduism; Sanskrit Texts of Shaiva Folk-Lore; and Invention of Gods and Goddesses by the People.

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