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Mina: Cult of the Bavaji among Southern Mina
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One of the most significant aspects of the religious life of the Mina is the unceasing relationship between the living and the dead. The dead ancestors play a major role in governing all aspects of life – welfare or detriment of land, crop, cattle, disease, or death. The dead ancestors, especially those who died of an accidental or v…

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Jain, Jyotindra, “Mina: Cult of the Bavaji among Southern Mina”, 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 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032253>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20190325



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