The Serpent and the Sacrifice: An Anthill Myth from Tiruvārūr

@article{Shulman1978TheSA,
  title={The Serpent and the Sacrifice: An Anthill Myth from Tiruvārūr},
  author={D. Shulman},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={1978},
  volume={18},
  pages={107 - 137}
}
  • D. Shulman
  • Published 1978
  • History
  • History of Religions
In many South Indian shrines sacred to Siva, the symbol of the god (the liiga) in the inner sanctum (garbhagrha) is implanted in a tall anthill rising up from the earth. Worship of the anthill is a wellknown feature of village religion in South India; the anthill is the traditional home of the Naga serpent-deities as well as an entrance to the dark and enticing regions under the earth.1 Most of the stories told about the anthill include an element of violence: thus the village goddess Matanigi… Expand
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At Tiruvaniciyam (Tanjore District): see Tiruvacakam 2
    For ~itikantha in the Daksa myth of MBh 10
    • Aspects
    Visions of Terror and Bliss: A Study of Rudra-8iva in