Object

Title: Temple Karneji mat, Deshnok, Rajasthan (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Date issued/created:

[1994]

Resource Type:

Photography

Place of publishing:

Deshnok ; Bikaner District ; Rajasthan

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). In the foreground, the interior of the temple and the altar for the goddess Karna Mata in Deshnok. Before the altar sits a group of pilgrims who made sacrifices for the goddess and praying or talking and waiting for a sign that the for the goddess took the sacrifice. Just in front of them is sacrifice of food on which sits a few rats. Deshnok Temple is known that resides within it a large number of rats. In the local practice of pilgrims idea is that the sacrifices offered by pilgrims were eaten by rats. According to the beliefs it is a sign that the for the goddess took the sacrifice which is the food. Temple priests belong to the caste Charan, a group of closely related to rajputs. Deshnok is close to Bikaner, and the goddess Karna is tutelary deity of Rathor Rajputs clan seated in Bikaner

Format:

image/jpeg

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:42735 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:42735

Source:

part 1, box 12, 0029

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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Last modified:

Nov 14, 2014

In our library since:

Apr 3, 2014

Number of object content hits:

29

All available object's versions:

https://www.rcin.org.pl/iae/publication/57034

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