Guests at God's Wedding: Celebrating Kartik Among the Women of Benares

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This fascinating look at the sacred Hindu month of Kartik (October-November) as it is celebrated in the city of Benares in North India highlights Kartik-related practices, stories, songs, and experiences particular to women. During Kartik, Hindu women living in and around Benares meet daily to enact a form of ritual worship, or puja, in which they raise the playful Hindu deity Krishna from childhood to adulthood throughout the month, ultimately marrying him to the plant-goddess Tulsi (Basil). Tracy Pintchman explores how ...

Guests at God's Wedding: Celebrating Kartik Among the Women of Benares 2005, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791465967

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Guests at God's Wedding: Celebrating Kartik Among the Women of Benares 2005, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

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