clough at BARD.EDU
Wed Dec 11 15:23:17 UTC 2002
Dear Joerg and All:
I would recommend contacting Professor Rana P.B. Singh of Banaras
Hindu University. To my mind he is the leading scholar on pilgrimages
in Banaras and things related to them. His e-mail is
ranapbs at satyam,net.in
By way of introduction, feel free to mention my name and say that I
recommended him to you.
Best of luck with your research.
clough at bard.edu
On Wednesday, December 11, 2002, at 07:36 AM, Joerg Gengnagel wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> working on historical pilgrim maps of Banaras I have studied two rare
> maps of the 18th and early 19th century.
> I have found a few references to Tirtha Patas as "sacred hangings"
> painted on
> cloth in order to have darshana of tirthas for those who are unable to
> These references are all found in the context of Jaina ritual. I would
> greatful for any further information about the practice of producing
> Patas in the context of tirthayatra.
> Joerg Gengnagel
> South Asia Institute, Heidelberg
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