Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Occult of Durga-murga|| |
| When I was growing up in Dharwad, we regularly used to come across entertainer/devotees who would beg in the name of a deity. The woman would play the drums and the man would beat himself up with a humongous whip. They were referred to as "Durga-murga" or "Durgamurugi".|
The superstitions perhaps have been healed, but the status of the descendants of the community who practiced this cult, is pathetic.
Anyway, I found this beautiful toy depicting a lost way of life, and thought I'd blog about it.
© K. L. Kamat
A wooden handicraft depicting Durga-Murga cult
See Also: India's Street Culture
|First Written: Monday, November 21, 2005|
Last Modified: 11/21/2005 10:55:38 PM
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