Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra

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Appendix B. Images of Modern River Goddesses

(The goddesses are identified by name and place, and are described in terms of the gestures they make with, and the attributes they hold in, their hands, as these were identified by informants or by direct observation.1 Except where noted, all the images are female.)

River/GoddessPlaceUpper
Right Hand
Upper
Left Hand
Lower
Right Hand
Lower Left
Hand
GodāvarīTryambakeśvar
(Brahmagiri
Mahadev temple)
fists, with fingers
pointing outward
empty? a fresh
flower
GodavariTryambakegvar
(Gaṅgādvār)
lotus boon-granting
gesture
rudrākṣa
beads
water pot
Gaṅgā GodāvarīTryambakeśvar
(Kuśāvarta)
trident a fresh flowerrudrākṣa
beads
water pot
GodāvarśNāsik (old temple) bell lotus beads book (pothī)
Gaṅgā GodāvarīNāsik sword/mace? conch beads book (kitāb)
Gaṅgā
(= Godāvarī)
Rākṣasbhūvan 4 hands, with lotus, discus, reassurance
gesture, and flower, order not observed
GodāvarīNāndeḍ -- (a satī stone) --
KarhābāīSāsvaḍ empty empty empty empty
CandrabhāgādevīPaṇḍharpur ? sweet ball
(moḍak)
-- --
KṛṣṇābāīMahābaḷeśvar
(festival, large)
discus lotus mace conch
KṛṣṇābāīGaṅgāpurī, Wāī
(festival, large)
lotus conch mace gesture2
KṛṣṇābāīGaṇapati Āḷī, Wāī
(festival, large)
conch flower mace flower
1. In addition, the Kṛṣṇā appears as a goddess in stories in KM 23; 34; 46; 47; and 57. In KM.Mar
46.35-36 ( KM.Skt 46.44) and KM.Mar 57.5, she is described as holding a lotus, a conch, a discus, and
a mace.
2. Thumb and index finger touching each other, other three fingers folded up, hand hanging down.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • A Note on Translation and Transliteration xi
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Introduction 3
  • Notes 17
  • 1 - Mountains, Rivers, and Śiva 20
  • Notes 36
  • 2 - The Femininity of Rivers 40
  • Notes 60
  • 3 - Abundance 65
  • 4 - Untamed Natural Wealth 91
  • Fish 109
  • 5 - Sons and Sorrow 118
  • Notes 142
  • 6 - Modern River Goddess Festivals 146
  • Notes 169
  • 7 - Combating Evil 173
  • Notes 186
  • Appendix A. Water to the Gods 193
  • Appendix B. Images of Modern River Goddesses 198
  • Appendix C. Modern River Goddess Festivals 201
  • Bibliography 203
  • Index 227
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