Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur


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Vitthal, also called Vithoba, is the most popular Hindu god in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and the best-known god of that region outside India. His temple at Pandharpur is the goal of an annual pilgrimage that is one of the largest and most elaborate in the world. This book is the foremost study of the history of Vitthal, his worship, and his worshippers. First published in Marathi in 1984, the book remains the most thorough and insightful work on Vitthal and his cult in any language, and provides an exemplary ...

Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur 2011, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199777594