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Village Shrine, kachchi rabari (Iconographic document)


Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Kutch District ; Gujarat

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Photography (scan from a slide). Photo from the village inhabited by shepherds from the group kachchi rabari. Behind the village rise the hills overgrown with bushes of an acacia family. This barren is devoted to grazing goats, in the evening when the heat subsides some of the children are playing on the hills. On a hill on the left is a white shrine. This shrine is dedicated to pir- Muslim saint (pir), with its characteristic dome, a small building in a square. This is a tomb, with located body of the deceased inside. Often such places are places of worship, where miraculous healings occur. Thanks to this they are visited by the followers of Islam and Hinduism. Kutch District is located on the border, and most of the villages are filled with shrines dedicated to the Hindu gods as well as the Muslim saints

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; Hindu village ; pira tomb ; kachchi rabari

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part 1, box 1, 0027


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Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund





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