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Temple Rituals: South India
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Ritual forms an essential part of Hinduism, and both temple and home are its important centers. This is the case all over the Indian subcontinent. Yet, for historical reasons and due to the influences from the strong local culture, South Ind…

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Slaczka, Anna, “Temple Rituals: South India”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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