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Divine support: Ghurras, wooden churning-rod holde

Divine support: Ghurras, wooden churning-rod holde

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Divine support: Ghurras, wooden churning-rod holders from Nepal

Paul de Smedt

2000

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anthropomorphic Atman avatar axis Bahun Bahun This ghurra band bears Brahman Buddhist butter carved caste centre churning process circumference cm Ethnic group cosmic creation hexagon creative crescent moon damaru damaru-drum demons dharma disc is decorated divine endless knot evokes frontal ghee ghurra gods Gurung head Height Hindu Hinduism incarnation interpreted kalasha kalasha vase Kathmandu Krishna Kurma Limbu linga linga-A triangles Magar milk jugs thekis Mount Mandara mountain walking sticks mythological Narayana Nepal neti Newar ocean pattern petalled lotus flower phallus Photo picture 29 picture 77 primeval principle pyramidal refers religion religious represents ritual rope sacred Sanskrit sculpture serpent motifs Shakti Shiva solar disc soma stylised symbol of Vishnu symbolic meaning symbolises Tamang tantric temple theki koila thousand-petalled lotus flower traditional Nepalese house trishula vajra Vasuki endless knot Vasuki eternal knot Vasuki knot Vedas Vedic wooden churning-rod holders worship yantra yoni yoni-linga design yoni