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Title:

Gauri Dance, Bhils (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Udaipur ; Udaipur District ; Rajasthan

Date issued/created:

[1986]

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). Fragment of a tribal feast of Bhils dedicated to the goddess Gauri. The festival lasts for about 40 days and takes place during the rainy season. Every day a group of men from the tribe is dancing in the next village. The culminating celebration in this region takes place on the outskirts of Udaipur and within a few hours of dancing and playing a scene from tribal mythology, the most of them connected with life of a deity Rai Budiya. At the end, after the procession holy figure of the goddess Gauri is thrown into the water. In the picture you can see the image of the goddess Gauri on the black elephant. Sculpture of the goddess is dressed in ceremonial robes, and above it appears red roof of canopy. At this point, the image is treated as an altar, and before it sacrifice is lying, ash, string (hangar) and peacock feathers-a symbol of the goddess. At the altar sits a boy

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; the image of the goddess Gauri ; Gauri Dance ; Bhils ; Rajasthan ; South Asia (India, Pakistan)

Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

image/jpeg

Source:

part 2, box 1, 0008

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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