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Vaishnavism of Gowd Saraswat Brahmins and a few Konkani Folklore Tales

Vaishnavism of Gowd Saraswat Brahmins and a few Konkani Folklore Tales
$8.00
Item Code: IDI868
Author: V. P. Chavan
Publisher: Rupa.co
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 8129101904
Pages: 91
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.6" X 5.0"
weight of the book: 108 gms
Back of the Book

It is believed that a group of Brahmins from the banks of Saraswati river settled in the region of Goa at the behest of Saint Parashuram. In course of time, these Brahmins moved eastwards towards the fertile lands of Videha in northern Bihar, around Mithila. As this place was known as Gowd, the Brahmins came to be known as Gowd Saraswat Brahmins. Initially influenced by Shankaracharya and his Shaivite philosophy, they soon came under the influence of Madhavacharya and Vaishnavism.

This fascinating account describes the life and religious beliefs of the Gowd Saraswat Brahmins, their periodic migrations and the intermittent tussles between the Vaishnavites and Shaivites and also presents some interesting konkani folklore tales.

A well researched book that touches upon an unconventional subject in a simple, reader-friendly way. An unconventional subject in a simple, reader-friendly way. An interesting read for students, researchers and general readers.

1Vaishnavism of Gowd Saraswat Brahmin Shaivites1
2Konkano Folk-lore Tales
The Story the Jamboo Fruit49
The Cupidity of a Brahmin56
The Bran Maid<62
The Cruel Step Mother70
The Tale of the Wax-doll and Cow-dung Doll82
Ravalo Shenai and his Shrew of a wife85

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