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Title:

Mommai Mata Temple (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Place of publishing:

Chakar ; Kutch District ; Gujarat

Date issued/created:

[1992]

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). Hindu temple in honor of Mommai mat. Built by Hothi Rajputs from the neighboring village of Mota Bandra, and used during the Mommai Mata fairs by kachchi rabari. Temple is located in a valley surrounded by hills. Here take place characteristic rabari night ceremonies in the autumn season (Aso Sud 7). During the ceremony 150-200 people gather around her, and surrounded by a cordon of all camels. To the shepherds rabari Mommai Mata is the goddess of caring riding a camel. In the picture shepherd is grazing a herd of cows in the area of the temple

Subject and Keywords:

ethnography ; social culture ; social life ; material culture ; Mommai Mata temple ; kachchi rabari

Resource type:

Obraz

Detailed Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

image/jpeg

Source:

part 1, box 11, 0003

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

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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