When The Hindu-Goddess Moves To Denmark

The Establishment Of A Sakta-Tradition


  • Marianne C. Qvortrup Fibiger Aarhus University




collective memory, religious adaption, goddess worship, Hinduism in Diaspora


This article will focus primarily on how the adaption-process into a Danish environment has provided a local ??kta-cult from Sri Lanka with a special narrative, and with symbols and text that it, most likely, would not have had if it were still in Sri Lanka. This is important with regards to understanding religion as a dynamic phenomenon, but also in relation to understanding how a tradition not only survives in a new setting but also expands in new environments.

Author Biography

  • Marianne C. Qvortrup Fibiger, Aarhus University

    Associate Professor, The Study of Religion, Aarhus University, Denmark.


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How to Cite

Fibiger, M. (2012). When The Hindu-Goddess Moves To Denmark: The Establishment Of A Sakta-Tradition. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 41(3), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v41i3.29