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Rite of Vachchada Dada, kachchi rabari (Iconographic document)
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Title: Rite of Vachchada Dada, kachchi rabari (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Date issued/created:

[1992]

Resource type:

Obraz

Place of publishing:

Bhujodi ; Kutch District ; Gudjarat

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). The photo shows a selection of the goat to sacrifice to the male deity Vachchada dada. Sitting elderly man in a red turban, a medium (bhopa) responsible for the ritual. He is observing a goat, which is put in front of him and looking for signs by which they may determine that the animal has been chosen by God. The other men bring in more male goats. Picture was taken during the rite of Vachchada Dada, which takes place in Bhujodi by night. Participants gather around the shrine which lies on the outskirts of the village - men sit on the shrine, singing and playing drums, falling into a trance, dance, and women are sitting on the ground all around. The ritual lasts all night - from dusk to dawn. The ceremony takes place in the month of Maghser Sud, firat Monday

Detailed Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

image/jpeg

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:43460

Source:

part 1, box 8, 0001

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 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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