Folk deities and Matrika cult of South West Bengal by Soma Mukherjee

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Published by R.N. Bhattacharya in Kolkata .

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  • West Bengal (India),
  • India,
  • West Bengal.


  • Goddesses, Hindu -- India -- West Bengal,
  • Mother goddesses -- India -- West Bengal,
  • West Bengal (India) -- Religion

About the Edition

Chiefly on Hindu mother goddesses.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [99]-106) and index.

Book details

Statementby Soma Mukherjee.
SeriesRNB art series ;, no. 11
LC ClassificationsBL1216.4.W4 M84 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 110 p. :
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3334918M
ISBN 108187661313
LC Control Number2004325125

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Historical and cultural background of the people of South-West Bengal. The folk deities of South-West Bengal. The emergence of major folk deities of South-West Bengal with special emphasis on the Matrika cult.

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The seventh book of the Devi-Bhagavata Purana presents the theology of Shaktism. This book is called Devi Gita, or the "Song of the Goddess".

The Goddess explains she is the Brahman that created the world, asserting the Advaita premise that spiritual liberation occurs when one fully comprehends the identity of one's soul and the Brahman. Village deities are the numerous spirits and other beings venerated as part of the folk tradition in villages throughout South India.

They are found in almost all villages in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu-speaking deities, mainly goddesses, are intimately associated with the well-being of the village and can have either benevolent or violent tendencies.

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About the Book Rahul Bengal has always been a treasure trove of folk art in diverse from which found expression in almost every conceivable item of Village life in earlier days, starting from clay built houses and corn-bins to folk painting, kantha embroidery on patched cotton, alpona floor painting, hand woven sitting mats, hand-fans, dolls, terracotta horses, masks worn in folk dances and.

About the Book This volume is comprised of forty-one well researched and illustrated papers on Cult of the Goddess. It tries to trace the origin and trajectory of the divine feminine force in art and culture for over a period of five millennia, which is a great achievement in itself.

While exploring the living tradition of the Great Goddess, the book offers unique insight to the psyche of. Soma learnt a lot thing from her which also helps her later as a researcher on folk medicine getting her Ph.D degree Soma wrote a book on the folk deities and matrika cult of south west Bengal which was the subject her that time Soma was joining her sevice in a govt sector where she found a group of learned people who always.

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The Savara is a marginalized scheduled tribe distributed both in North Bengal as well as in South West Bengal. In ancient medieval literature Savara was used as a generic term for the tribal population to mean non-Indo-Aryan population living in forest.

Explore books by Soma Mukherjee with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Folk Hinduism in West Bengal In the rural areas of India, we see a variety of notions about the nature of gods and goddesses.

They are not “high gods,” as we see in the pan-Indian brahmanical forms of Hinduism, but rather regional deities, intimately associated with villages and towns. Indeed, some would not be characterized as gods and.

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Hindus in West Bengal celebrate a number of Gods and Goddesses. As the Bengali proverb goes “Baro Mase Tero Parbon” (Thirteen festivals in twelve months). The rich traditions of Bengalis need no introduction.

They believe in a number of Gods and Goddesses and are seen to cherish each and every one of them with equal amount of devotion.

Folk Paintings of Bengal emerged as a popular medium of cultural expression developing comparatively with a stroke of independence from the conventions of temple art and free from the influences of a royal court.

The Patachitra scroll painting, a form of folk art comes from the eastern part of India mostly from the state of West Bengal and Bengali scroll tradition is a very old. Popular religion in Bengal often displays syncretism, a mixing of both Hindu and Muslim folk beliefs, deities, and practices.

Bengal is famous for its wandering religious mendicant folk musicians (e.g., the Bauls, who disdain caste and conventional Hindu/Muslim religious distinctions in.

caste divisions, centred in Nadia and western Bengal. (b) The Mangal Kavya campaign that was started by rural Brahmins to reach out to the bottom of the pyramid, which was most unusual in Hinduism.

As a result, Non-Hindu, and even anti-Hindu deities of the folk were valorised through. Folk Music of West Bengal is a tree in itself which consists of the secular folk song genres.

The folk songs reveal the feelings and sentiments of the common people, their deprivation and struggles, anguish and bitterness, torments and anger in a simple and straightforward manner.

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Although in area West Bengal ranks as one of the smaller states in India, it is one of the largest in population. The capital is Kolkata. The Nagas found a place of great importance among the Vedic and post Vedic deities, and the Gryhya Sutras include a ritual known as Sarpabali, which was an annual rite that took place for four months during the rainy seasons, and was held specifically for two fold reasons: honouring the nagas and also warding off all evil from tradition of worshipping the Ashtanagas (Taksaka, Vasuki.

Devotional Folk Music:Being a religious land of Gods and Goddesses West Bengal has a deep impact on devotion-al songs which influences and enriched folk music.

Some of them are described in the foregoing section. Baul: Baul, came from the word batul, means madThese are. “initiates into esoteric practice, who, although they know and.

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This cult seems to incessantly predict the total destruction of the planet earth. They have influenced Bengal’s folk art forms like the chhou dance of Purulia and scroll painter-singers of Midnapore and Burdwan. Liberals claim that the fact that there are hardly any Ram temple in Bengal and the fact that people don’t worship Ram in “idol” form indicates that Ram was an outside cult with marginal impact of Bengali.

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Abstract. The Patachitra is a traditional performative art from eastern India. Especially a predominant part of traditional media from the present Indian states of Odisha, West Bengal and parts of Bihar and Jharkhand, Patachitras are expressed in their original ways and methods.

In fact if we consider folklore of Bengal as illustrative example of Bengal’s religious view, even powerful Vedic gods like Agni, Indra, Varun, did not create an impact comparing to Thua. Shaktism (Śāktaḥ, lit., “doctrine of energy, power, the eternal goddess“) is a major tradition of Hinduism, wherein the metaphysical reality is considered metaphorically a woman and Shakti is regarded as the supreme godhead.

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New Delhi: Northern Book Centre, ©   Originally, the district of Birbhum in West Bengal was the seat of all Baul activity. Later, the Baul domain stretched to Tripura in the north, Bangladesh in the east, and parts of Bihar and Orissa in the west and south respectively.

In Bangladesh, the districts of Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensingh, and Tangyl are famous for Bauls. THE PATUAS OF WEST BENGAL FRANK KOROM WILL EXPLORE THE CHANGING WORLD OF PATUAS, A COMMUNITY OF well as current cult of Gazi Pir in south Bengal reflects not only the dual Hindu/Muslim background of the will open at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe on Octo It is the crest motif of the Central Cottage Industries Emporium.

Government of West Bengal and UNESCO have joined hands to develop this place as a Rural Craft Hub to be managed by the artists themselves. Bankura horses are considered to be ridden by Dharmaraj (Sun God), and are therefore offered as a token of devotion to folk deities.In Akbar conquered Bengal-formed the nucleus of the Bengal suba-Persian was the language of administration-Bengali developed as a regional language- By the 15th century, the Bengali group of dialects came to be united by a common literary language-based on the spoken language of the western part of the region known as West Bengal-Bengali.

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