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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 violent …

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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, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 05 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032253>
First published online: 2019



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