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Hindu temple, Rajasthan (Iconographic document)


Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

neighborhood of Jaisalmer ; Jaisalmer District ; Rajasthan

Date issued/created:



Photography (scan from a slide). Reliefs of eight goddesses, rider on horseback with a sword, and two ascetics with a stick. They stand in the foothills of the Temri hill on which stands the Rajputs Bhatti temple in Jaisalmer. Before them lies a clay vase on a oil lamps and incense sticks. Here meghwals offer sacrifices. Temple is dedicated to the caring goddess of Bhatti Rajputs - .Avad Mata.The priest is ascetic whose origin is rajput. The pilgrims bring sacrifices to goddess. During the divali bloody sacrifices are made here. At the top of a path, and at the beginning are standing the figures of other minor deities

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; Hindu temple ; Bhatti Rajputs ; Temri ; Rajasthan

Resource Type:





part 1, box 11, 0049


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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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