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Rites of Mommai Mata, kachchi rabari (Iconographic document)
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This publication is protected by copyright. Access to its digital version is possible on computer terminals in the institution that shares it.

Title: Rites of Mommai Mata, kachchi rabari (Iconographic document)

Creator:

Demski, Dagnosław

Date issued/created:

[1994]

Resource type:

Obraz

Place of publishing:

Lodai ; Kutch District ; Gudjarat

Description:

Photography (scan from a slide). The photo shows participants of night rituals (vigilance) during the annual feast of Mommai Mata organized by kachchi rabari , but also take part in it dheberiya rabari . Inside the temple there is a small image of the goddess , to the left you can see carvings of other deities painted in red . On the wall of the temple camel is painted in red ochre and some fabric that hangs over the entrance ( torana ) . In the foreground you can see a man in a white turban ( dheberiya ) , and in the depths another - in black and purple turban and two young women in a red- orange veils ( kachchi ) . Picture is taken during the rite of Mommai Mata, which takes place at night near the town of Lodai. Participants gather around the shrine which lies on the outskirts of the village - men are sitting 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 Chaitra Sud 7

Detailed Resource Type:

Photography

Format:

image/jpeg

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:43544

Source:

part 1, box 9, 0016

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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