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Badaga: The Religious and Political System of the Badagas
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According to even the first ethnographic record (Harkness, 1832, 110), the Badagas worship the sacred, ancestral couple Hette and Hiriodeya – Hette is also known as Hethai, Hette Iramasti, Hetty, Hethadeo, Ethaiamman, Ethaiammmal, Hetha(i)mman, Hetheswami, Hithethessamy, Hette somi, and Hiriodeya as Hiriyadeva, Hiriadeva, Heriah, Hereadeo, Hiriya Uday…

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Heidemann, Frank, “Badaga: The Religious and Political System of the Badagas”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032087>
First published online: 2019



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