Yoni, Yoginīs and Mahāvidyās

@article{Shin2010YoniYA,
  title={Yoni, Yoginīs and Mahāvidyās},
  author={Jae-eun Shin},
  journal={Studies in History},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={1 - 29}
}
  • Jae-eun Shin
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • History
  • Studies in History
Focusing on one of the most prominent sacred sites of goddess(es) worship in India, the Nīlācala (blue hill) of Guwahati in Assam, this article delineates the historical evolution of a local goddess cult and its association with the groups of multiple feminine deities. Based on literary, inscriptional, archeological and oral sources, it demonstrates three phases of transition amidst political changes: (i) worship of yoni, the local sacred geography, by autochthonous people, (ii) the reorganized… 
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