The animal in religion.
E.Crangle at mailbox.uq.oz.au
Mon Nov 7 08:29:55 UTC 1994
If possible, could you please direct me to relevant literature regarding
the history, religious context, mode of worship etc. of the following:
My students have referred to a recent magazine-style television
programme which discussed the depiction and role of animals in religion.
Amongst other things, the documentary showed a particular Hindu temple
interesting in the least for its veneration of the humble rat: it seems
that the rodents occupied the temple precinct in their thousands while
visitors performed their religious duties etc.
I'm told the temple is named Karnidevi (or Karnimata). (I'm guessing with
the spelling.) It is located at Deshnok, outside Bikaner in Rajasthan. Any
assistance in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
Dr Edward F. Crangle E-mail: e.crangle at mailbox.uq.oz.au
Department of Studies in Religion Phone: (7) 3652154
University of Queensland Home: (7) 3719687
St Lucia Fax: (7) 3653071
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