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 SACRED GEOGRAPHY
25
THE SACRED PERFORMANCES
46
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
65
TYPOLOGY
91
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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