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Author McDaniel, June.

Title Offering flowers, feeding skulls : popular goddess worship in West Bengal / June McDaniel
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 356 pages)
Contents Folk Shaktism: life with the goddess. -- Tantric and yogic Shaktism: knowledge of the goddess's ways. -- Shakta Bhakti: devotion to the goddess. -- The great Bhakti goddesses of West Bengal: Durga and Kali. -- Shaktism and the modern West: Kundalini vacations and tantric honeymoons
Summary In 'Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls', June McDaniel provides an overview of Bengali goddess worship or Shakti. She identifies three major forms of goddess worship, and examines each through its myths, folklore, songs, rituals, sacred texts, and practitioners, tracing these strands through Bengali culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-352) and index
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Subject Kālī (Hindu deity) -- Cult -- India -- West Bengal.
Shaktism -- India -- West Bengal.
West Bengal (India) -- Religious life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003009828
ISBN 0195167902 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0195167910 (paperback; alk. paper)
0195347137 (electronic bk.)
1423756592 (electronic bk.)
9780195167900 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195167917 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780195347135 (electronic bk.)
9781423756590 (electronic bk.)