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Author Apffel-Marglin, Frédérique.

Title Wives of the God-King : the rituals of the devadasis of Puri / Frédérique Apffel Marglin
Published Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985


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Description xv, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents Part I. The Devadasis in Society: 1. Puri encounters; 2. Kinship: married women and Devadasis; 3. Sexuality: purity, auspiciousness, and status -- Part II. The Devadasis and the King: 4. The King: divinity and status; 5. Palace rituals; 6. Royal temple rituals; Appendix 1. The ritual day in the main temple; Appendix 2. Purification of the temple -- Part III. Time Auspiciousness and Inauspiciousness: 7. Time transcended; 8. Time dissolved; 9. Time renewed -- Conclusion: Part I. Theoretical implications; Part II. Implications for the understanding of women
Analysis India Puri Jagannath temples Rituals Role of devadāsīs
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [335]-348
Subject Shri Jagannath Temple (Purei, India)
Shri Jagannath Temple (Purī, India)
Courtesans -- India -- History.
Devadāsīs -- India -- Purī.
Hinduism -- India -- Purī -- Rituals.
Purī (India) -- Religious life and customs.
LC no. 85903792
ISBN 0195617312