When The Hindu-Goddess Moves To Denmark

The Establishment Of A Sakta-Tradition

Authors

  • Marianne C. Qvortrup Fibiger Aarhus University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.v41i3.29

Keywords:

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

Abstract

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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Published

2012-10-09

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

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