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" Nagas, a form in which he is represented as surrounded by serpents and crowned with a chaplet of hooded snakes. On the day of the feast the people paint figures of serpents and birds on the walls of their houses, and seven days before the festival they... "
An Alphabetical List of the Feasts and Holidays of the Hindus and Muhammadans - Page 61
by India. Imperial Record Dept - 1914 - 123 pages
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An Introduction to the Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India

William Crooke - 1894 - 420 pages
...chaplet of hooded snakes. On the day of the feast the people paint igures of serpents and birds on the walls of their houses, and seven days before the...form of a snake, dip it in the water in which the grain has been steeped and offer it with money and sweetmeats to the serpents.3 In Udaypnr on this...
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The Popular Religion and Folk-lore of Northern India, Volume 2

William Crooke - 1896
...chaplet of hooded snakes. On the day of the feast the people paint figures of serpents and birds on the walls of their houses, and seven days before the...a snake, dip it in the water in which the gram has 1 Knowles, " Folk-tales," 492. 2 Tawney, " Katha Sarit Sagara," i. 182. 5 Tawney, loc. at., ii. 99...
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Hindu and Muhammadan Festivals

John Murdoch - 1991 - 80 pages
...chaplet of hooded snakes. On the day of the feast the people paint figures of serpents and birds on the walls of their houses, and seven days before the...form of a snake, dip it in the water in which the grain has been steeped, and offer it with money and sweetmeats to the serpents. In Udaypur on this...
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An Introduction to the Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India

William Crooke - 1994 - 420 pages
...the people paint figures of serpents and birds on the walls of their houses, and seven days befoie the festival they steep a mixture of wheat, gram,...form of a snake, dip it in the water in which the grain has been steeped and offer it with money and sweetmeats to the serpents.2 In Udaypur on this...
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Indian Serpent-lore: Or, The Nāgas in Hindu Legend and Art

Jean Philippe Vogel - 1995 - 318 pages
...labourers take a holiday and worship the tools of their craft. Seven days before the festival people steep a mixture of wheat, gram, and pulse in water....sweetmeats to the serpents. In the eastern districts milk and dried rice are poured into a snake's hole. In some parts of the province it is the custom...
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