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Title:

The world of gods and men in medieval Bengali poems ; Świat bogów i ludzi w średniowiecznych poematach bengalskich

Creator:

Grabowska, Barbara.

Subject and Keywords:

mangal, ; Bengali literature ; Bengali native gods ; Bengali tribal myths ; GreatTradition

Abstract:

The article discusses the process of readjustment of the Bengal native gods’ cults – containing elements inconsistent with brahmin culture – to the images of the gods known from the Great Tradition. The readjustment consisted of taking over known gods’ names and bynames, introduction of classical themes from poetry, epic poems and Puranas to old tribal myths, praising the power, glory and deeds of native gods as well as describing the favours granted to their worshippers. The meaning and the role of the Puranic gods were decreased while Śiva and his family came to power. As a result old rural and tribal gods began receiving puja type sacrifice – just like the great gods; every now and then even a sacrifice made by a brahmin is mentioned.

Publisher:

Instytut Studiów Klasycznych, Śródziemnomorskich i Orientalnych UWr

Date:

2018

Date issued:

2012-

Resource Type:

czasopisma (wydawnictwa ciągłe)

Language:

pol.

Rights Management:

© Copyright by Instytut Studiów Klasycznych, Śródziemnomorskich i Orientalnych

Access rights:

Regulamin korzystania z Biblioteki Cyfrowej Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

License:

CC BY-SA 3.0 PL

Rights holder:

© Copyright by Barbara grabowska