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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, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032087>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190211



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