Melmaruvathur Movement
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Ātiparācakti (Skt. Ādiparāśakti; “The Primordial, Supreme Energy/Power”) of Melmaruvathur is a local deity whose popularity has increased dramatically in the last two decades, but who is still mainly known in South India. Like many other deities, she, too, has become a transnational goddess when devotees moved to other parts of …

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Vasudha Narayanan, “Melmaruvathur Movement”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 11 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000253>
First published online: 2012



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