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178 페이지 - The first day and night are spent exclusively in drunken feasting and obscene riot. Upon the second morning the victim, who has fasted from the preceding evening, is carefully washed, dressed in a new garment, and led forth from the village in solemn procession, with music and dancing The Meria grove, a clump of deep and shadowy forest trees, — " Sylva alta Jovis lucusrjuo Diiuite...
224 페이지 - Near the base of the hills the cotton. soil is covered with red gritty earth, arising from the disintegration of the sandstone rock. The process of mining consists merely in digging out the rolled pebbles and gravel, and carrying them to small square reservoirs raised on mounds, having their bottom paved with stones, and washing them carefully. At the foot of the mound is a clear space surrounded by heaps of refuse, where the washed gravel is again carefully spread out and examined in presence of...
167 페이지 - An Account of the Religious Opinions and Observances of the Khonds of Goomsur and Boad.
121 페이지 - ... the chest is between sixty-two and sixty-three feet. Monolith Temple of Granite. In alluding to the monolith temples of the Hindus, I shall not mention those of Ellora, Elephanta, or Carli, being excavated from rocks generally much softer than granite, — viz. an amygdaloidal trap and wacke, — but proceed at once to give an idea of the magnitude and extent of the singular monoliths at Mahabalipur, on the Coromandel coast. As it is not the object of this paper to enter into any relative comparison...
179 페이지 - ... being esteemed, (especially by the women,) of supreme virtue. In some districts, instead of being thus bound in a grove, the victim is exposed in or near the village upon a couch, after being led in procession round the place of sacrifice.
19 페이지 - His Majesty the King of Italy, His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, His Majesty the King of Portugal and the Algarves...
20 페이지 - No Waralis can either read or write. Do you give them any instructions about God ? Why should we speak about God to them ' What God do you worship ? We worship Waghia (the lord of tigers). Has he any form ? He is a shapeless stone, smeared with red lead and ghi (clarified butter). How do you worship him ? We give him chickens and goats, break cocoa-nuts on his head, and pour oil on him.
287 페이지 - Saltpetre is also produced by the soil; and excellent charcoal is abundantly prepared from a sort of timber that grows upon the mountains, the Persian name of which I am not acquainted with, and I had no opportunity of seeing the wood. When a son is born to the Raja, the Raja abdicates, and the ministers govern in the name of the prince. There are three principal officers of government: one is called Kaluu, who acts as deputy ; the second is the Chaghgut, the treasurer or steward ; the third is the...
175 페이지 - It is thought necessary that every farm should share the blood of a human victim at the time when each of its principal crops is laid down, and particular anxiety is felt for the fulfilment of the rite in the case of the more valuable products, rice, turmeric, and mustard. A harvest oblation is in some districts of Boad deemed scarcely less necessary than the spring...