Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra

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Abhaya gesture, 52
Abhiṣek, 45. See also Sprinkling
Abraham, 142n.10
Abundance. See Plenty
Accidents. See Mistakes
Adhmadnagar, 31
District, 30, 55, 75, 86n.13
Ādikeśa, 105
Ādimāyā, 90n.46
Ādimāyaāakti, 83, 90n.46, 93
Adultery, 174-75, 179, 186n.3
Afjhul Khān, 158-59, 161, 170n.22
Agastya, 61n.13, 68, 114n.45, 182, 190n.45
Aghora, 27
Agni, 77, 88n.24, 185
Agricultural plenty. See Plenty
Agriculture, 66, 69, 82, 84, 96-97, 102, 107, 186
Āhilyā, 116-17n.66, 174-75
Āhilyā River, 27
Āhilyāsaṅgam tīrtha, 18n.8
Ahobilam, 187n.12
āī, 90n.44
Ajīgarta, 120, 142n.6, 188n.14
Ajñātvās, 99-100
Akluj, 48, 86n.14, 109n.1
Akolā District, 48, 71, 86n.13, 87n.14
Akrāni, 111n.15
Ālḷand, 48, 55, 86n.13, 114n.44, 123
Āḷandī, 38n.39
Alcohol, 55, 97, 186n.3, 189n.18. See also Liquor
Alī Ādilśahā, 158
Allāhabād, 87n.18
Allegories/Allegory, 65, 67, 69
Alligators, 109n.1, 127, 143n.28
Alms, 69, 72-73, 190n.51
Almsgiving, 25, 72-76, 79-80, 87n.16, 102, 108, 119, 179
Āmalaka trees, 112n.23
Ambā, 143n.24
Ambara/Ambarya/Āmbarya, 116n.54
Ambis, 123-24
America, 85
-amma, ammaḷ, -ammaN, 90n.44
Amrāvatī, 11, 143n.24
District, 9, 15, 44, 50, 55, 113n.38, 114n.45, 126, 141, 143n.24
Ancestor rites, 25, 72, 74-75, 79, 87n.19, 99, 102, 113n.29. See alsoPiṇas/Piṇs: piṇgadān; Śrāddha; Tarpaṇ
Ancestors, 66, 72, 74-75, 83, 87n.18, 89n.43, 99, 102, 117n.67, 118-19, 142nn.1-2, 170n.22, 185, 191n.59
Andhaka, 181-82
Andhra Pradesh, 9, 63n.29, 86n.6, 96-97, 99, 112n.22, 113n.26, 116n.59, 135, 142n.9, 144n.32, 171n.35, 187n.12
Agiras, 117n.67
Āṅgirases, 107
Aniconic stones, 50, 53-56, 63-64n.37, 64n.39
Animals, 176, 184. See also specific kinds of animals
game, 104-6, 176. See also Hunters/Hunting killing of, 187n.11. See also Hunters/
Hunting; Sacrifices, animal
Annapūrā, 3
Anthills. See Termite mounds
Anti-ascetic values, 85
Ants, 78-79
Anūpa, 110-11n.13
Apām pati, 120
Aparā River, 186n.4
Appeasement. See also Placation of a river, 44, 62n.16
Apsarases, 41, 48, 58, 60n.5, 63n.31, 82, 85, 105, 141, 143n.25 changed into rivers, 41, 60n.5


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