The Sacred Complex of Kashi: A Microcosm of Indian Civilization

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Study of the importance of Varanasi as a centre for Hindu pilgrimage and the traditional priestcraft of the place.
 

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Contents

LIST OF PLATES
5
INTRODUCTION
11
THE SACRBD GEOGRAPHY
25
THE SACRED PERFORMANCES
46
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
65
TYPOLOGY
91
THEIR STYLE OF LIFE
110
PILGRIMS AND PILGRIMAGE
126
CONCLUSIONS
142
REFERENCES
157
iii List of Ghats
176
v Life Histories
187
vi Sacred Myths about the Tirthas
296
vii Chronology of Major Events at Kashi
309
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