YakSa and Yaku-cult on Andamans

Rolf Heinrich Koch roheko at CLASSIC.MSN.COM
Fri Sep 19 20:17:02 UTC 1997

I am searching for any material eluding the relation between the Yaku-cult of
the Andamans and the YakSa-goddess as presented in the classical literature in
India. Here especially the topic of karNa-Ashrutya-vidyA (magic transmitted by
words only?) is of interest and the power of subduing (shAnti) wild YakSas.
Does anyone knows literature that goes beyond of Hastings ERE?

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