Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 41, No 3 (2012)

When The Hindu-Goddess Moves To Denmark: The Establishment Of A Sakta-Tradition

Marianne C. Qvortrup Fibiger
Issued Date: 9 Oct 2012


This article will focus primarily on how the adaption-process into a Danish environment has provided a local śākta-cult from Sri Lanka with a special narrative, and with symbols and text that it, most likely, would not have had if it were still in Sri Lanka. This is important with regards to understanding religion as a dynamic phenomenon, but also in relation to understanding how a tradition not only survives in a new setting but also expands in new environments.

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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v41i3.29


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