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By Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

During the goddess Gangamma’s competition within the city of Tirupati, lower-caste males take guises of the goddess, and the streets are choked with males donning saris, braids, and feminine jewellery. in contrast, girls take part through intensifying the rituals they practice for Gangamma all year long, comparable to cooking and providing foodstuff. Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger argues that in the competition final fact is imagined as girl and girls determine with the goddess, whose strength they percentage. shiny money owed by means of female and male individuals provide new insights into Gangamma’s traditions and the character of Hindu village goddesses.

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