Unit-3 Village And The Outside World

This unit altogether provides you a broad view of the linkages of Indian villages with the outside world.

Give, in three lines, two examples of the incorporation of Coorg religious community in the wider Hindu religious community.  

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Written on Apr 24, 2019 3:37:38 PM

  1. One important aspect of the process of Sanskritisation is the identification of a local god or goddess with some deity of the Hindu pantheon.
  2. The two examples are:
  3. The Coorg deity Ketrappa is identified with the Vedic deity Kshetrapala
  4. The Cobra deity among the Coorgs is identified with Subramanya or Skanda, the son of Shiva.
  5. This helped the Coorg religious community to become incorporated in the wider Hindu religious community.