Yoni, Yoginīs and Mahāvidyās

  title={Yoni, Yoginīs and Mahāvidyās},
  author={Jae-Eun Shin},
  journal={Studies in History},
  pages={1 - 29}
  • Jae-Eun Shin
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING
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