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  यह आलेख कोंडागांव के हरिहर वैष्णव एवं खेम वैष्णव से हुई चर्चा पर आधारित है   बस्तर की धार्मिक-सामाजिक मान्यताएं एवं रीति-रिवाज आदिवासी तथा गैर आदिवासी विश्वासों का एक जटिल मिश्रित रूप हैं। संभवतः यही कारण है कि यहाँ की अधिकांश प्रथाएं समुदायगत न होकर क्षेत्रीय स्वरुप रखती हैं। अधिसंख्य देवी-देवता…
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Raja Alam
Tusu, a harvest festival, is one of the three major festivals of the Kurmi community in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha. The other two festivals are Karam and Bandna. These are all annual festivals and come one after another. From the middle of November to the middle of December (according to the…
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Tanuja Sethi
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Pankaja Sethi
Kerang takes us to that period when human beings had a close relationship with nature, as bark is one of the earliest known examples of handmade cloth to cover the human body. Kerang is woven by Gadaba women on a back-strap loom to cover the body along with heavy jewellery around the neck and arms…
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  Monalisa Behera: How does one introduce a lay man to the concept of yogini? What is a yogini?   Nilima Chitgopekar: The term Yogini has got a huge semantic dimension because it is used in various ways. A yogini, it could be a goddess, it could be a human being, it could be somebody who is adept…
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Aparna Nambiar
  In-depth analysis of the Cosmography of the Chausathi Yogini temple, Hirapur   There are 11 extant Chausath Yogini temples found across India out of which two are in Odisha, five in Madhya Pradesh, three in Uttar Pradesh and one in Tamil Nadu.  The most prominent ones are Hirapur, Ranipur Jharial…
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Kanak Rajadhyaksha
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Kanak Rajadhyaksha
The Dongariya Kondhs live in the Niyamgiri Hills in the Rayagada and Kalahandi districts in Odisha. This module introduces their tradition of embroidery on kapdagondas (shawls) and explores the artisans' perceptions of embroidery as work. 
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Prateeq Kumar
  Yoginis    are    representative of one of the most perplexing affiliates of  Tantra  which  connect  the  divergent  strands  of  incompatible  religious  traditions  to  create  a  uniquely  particular  visual  language  of  their  own.  The Hirapur Yoginis reify  this  unique  particularity …
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Monalisa Behera
  Yoginis are a class of divine and semi-divine deities who emerged in the 5th century AD and remained in worship till 13th century AD, after which their cult seems to have become extinct. Originally esoteric deities, by the 10th century Yoginis became prominent in the wider religious landscape, as…
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