The Popular Religion and Folk-Lore of Northern India, Vol. II (of 2)
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The Popular Religion and Folk-Lore of Northern India, Vol. II (of 2)
By W. Crooke
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Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS.
  • FOLK-LORE OF NORTHERN INDIA.
  • CHAPTER I.
  • THE EVIL EYE AND THE SCARING OF GHOSTS.
    • Gold and Silver Protectives.
    • Copper and Brass Protectives.
    • Coral and Marine Products Protectives.
    • Precious Stones Protectives.
    • Beads Protectives.
    • Blood a Protective.
    • Incense.
    • Spittle.
    • Salt.
    • Salutation.
    • The Separable Soul: Waving.
    • Blacksmith, Respect for.
    • Water.
    • Grain.
    • Urad.
    • Barley.
    • Sesamum.
    • Sheaves.
    • Milk.
    • Colours.
    • Grasses.
    • Tattooing.
    • Garlic.
    • Glass.
    • Gonds: Procedure in Cases of Fascination.
    • Amulets.
    • The Ring, Bracelet, and Knotted Cord.
    • Face-covering.
    • Omens.
    • Numbers.
    • Bodily Functions.
    • Lucky and Unlucky Days.
    • Facilitating Departure of and Barring the Ghost.
    • The Funeral Feast.
    • Mutilation a Sign of Mourning.
    • Respect Paid to Hair.
    • Food for the Dead.
    • Articles left with the Corpse.
    • The Fly as a Life Index.
    • Recalling the Ghost.
    • Ashes.
    • Replacing Household Vessels.
    • Funeral Rites in Effigy.
    • Ghosts Lengthening Themselves.
    • Kindly Ghosts.
    • Tree Ghosts.
    • The Brahmaparusha.
    • The Jâk and Jâknî.
    • Ghosts which Protect Cattle.
    • Bugaboos.
  • CHAPTER II.
  • TREE AND SERPENT WORSHIP.
    • The Karam Tree.
    • The Fig Tree.
    • The Sâl.
    • The Shîsham.
    • The Jand.
    • The Aonla.
    • The Mahua.
    • The Cotton Tree.
    • The Nîm.
    • The Cocoanut.
    • The Mimosa.
    • The Plantain.
    • The Pomegranate.
    • The Tamarind.
    • The Siras.
    • The Mango.
    • The Tulasî.
    • The Palâsa.
    • The Bel.
    • The Bamboo.
    • The Sandal.
    • The Birch.
    • Other Sacred Trees.
    • Tree Marriages.
    • Tree and Serpent Worship.
    • Seshanâga.
    • Snake Shrines.
    • The Snake Gods.
    • The Sinhas.
    • Connection of Snakes with Ancestor-worship.
    • Deified Snake Heroes.
    • Snake Treasure Guardians.
    • Powers of Snakes in Folk-lore.
    • Modern Snake-worship.
    • Cure of Snake-bite.
    • The Snake in Folk-lore.
    • Snakes and Euphemism.
    • The Snake Jewel.
    • The Rainbow and the Snake.
    • The Household Snake.
  • CHAPTER III.
  • TOTEMISM AND FETISHISM.
    • Origin of Totemism.
    • Stocks Named from Animals, Plants, etc.
    • Totem Names among the Drâvidians.
    • The Panjâb Snake Tribe.
    • Totemism in Proper Names.
    • Descent from the Totem.
    • Special Respect Paid to the Totem.
    • The Devak.
    • The Vâhanas and Avatâras.
    • The Boar as a Totem.
    • Fetishism Defined.
    • Fetishism Illustrated in Afghânistân.
    • The Lorik Legend.
    • The Mirzapur Version.
    • Jirâyâ Bhavânî.
    • Village Fetish Stones.
    • Human Sacrifice among the Indo-Aryans.
    • Human Sacrifice in the Folk-tales.
    • Human Sacrifice in Modern Times.
    • Survivals of Human Sacrifice.
    • Human Sacrifice and Buildings.
    • Modifications of Human Sacrifice.
    • Momiâî.
    • The Dânapurwâla Sâhib.
    • Fetish Stones.
    • Fetishes among the Santâls.
    • Fetish Stones which Cure Disease.
    • Fetish Stones the Abode of Spirits.
    • Family Fetishes.
    • Tool Fetishes.
    • Weapons and Implement Fetishes.
    • The Corn-sieve.
    • The Broom.
    • The Rice-pounder.
    • The Plough.
    • Fire.
    • Origin of Fire-worship.
    • The Sacred Fire.
    • The Fire-drill.
    • The Muhammadan Sacred Fire.
    • Volcanic Fire; Will-o’-the-Wisp.
    • The Tomb Fetish.
    • Miscellaneous Fetishes.
  • CHAPTER IV.
  • ANIMAL-WORSHIP.
    • Origin of Animal-worship.
    • Horse-worship.
    • Modern Horse-worship.
    • The Worship of the Ass.
    • The Lion.
    • The Tiger.
    • Tiger-worship among the Jungle Races.
    • Bâgh Deo, the Tiger Godling.
    • Magical Powers of Dead Tigers.
    • Tigers, Propitiation of.
    • Tiger-worship among the Gonds.
    • Men Metamorphosed into Tigers.
    • Dog-worship.
    • Dog-worship: Bhairon.
    • Dogs in Folk-lore: The Bethgelert Legend.
    • The Goat.
    • Goat and Totemism.
    • Cow and Bull Worship.
    • Respect for the Cow Modern.
    • Origin of Cow-worship.
    • Cow-worship: Its Later Development.
    • Re-birth through the Cow.
    • Respect Paid to the Cow.
    • Modern Cow-worship.
    • Feeling against Cow-killing.
    • Bull-worship among Banjâras.
    • Superstitions about Cattle.
    • The Buffalo.
    • The Antelope.
    • The Elephant.
    • The Cat.
    • The Rat and Mouse.
    • The Squirrel.
    • The Bear.
    • The Jackal.
    • The Hare.
    • Birds: The Crow.
    • The Hand of Glory.
    • The Fowl.
    • The Dove and Pigeon.
    • The Goose or Swan.
    • Sundry Sacred Birds.
    • The Hoopoe.
    • The Woodpecker.
    • The Peacock.
    • The Pheasant.
    • The Kite.
    • The Partridge.
    • The Parrot.
    • The Alligator.
    • Fish.
    • The Fish in Folk-lore.
    • The Eel.
    • The Tortoise.
    • The Frog.
    • Insects.
  • CHAPTER V.
  • THE BLACK ART.
    • The Witch.
    • Witchcraft: How Developed.
    • The Jigar Khor.
    • The Witch in Folk-lore.
    • Instruction in Witchcraft.
    • Witch Seasons.
    • Witches Taking the Form of Tigers.
    • Witches Extracting Substances from their Victims.
    • Witches and Cats.
    • Witch Ordeals.
    • Santâl Witch Ordeals.
    • Witch Tests, Bilâspur.
    • Witch Tests, Bastar.
    • Miscellaneous Tests: Eggs.
    • The Rowan Tree.
    • Witch-finding among Kols.
    • Marks of Witches.
    • Charms Recited Backward.
    • Witchcraft by Means of Hair, Nail Parings, etc.
    • Witchcraft by Means of Images.
    • Witchcraft through the Footsteps.
    • Punishment of Witches.
    • Witchcraft Punishments among the Drâvidians.
    • Other Witchcraft Punishments.
    • Drawing Blood from a Witch.
    • Witch Haunts.
    • Nonâ Chamârin, the Witch.
    • Pûtanâ, the Witch Fiend.
    • The Witch of the Palwârs.
  • CHAPTER VI.
  • SOME RURAL FESTIVALS AND CEREMONIES.
    • The Akhtîj.
    • Prohibition of Ploughing.
    • The Rakshabandhan and Jâyî Festivals.
    • The Diwâlî, or Feast of Lamps.
    • The Govardhan.
    • Cattle Festivals.
    • The Sleep of Vishnu.
    • Ceremonies to Avert Blight, etc.
    • Scaring of Locusts.
    • Betel Planting.
    • Sugar-cane Sowing.
    • Cotton Planting.
    • The Last Sheaf.
    • First-fruits.
    • Ceremonies at Winnowing.
    • Measurement of Grain.
    • The Holî: Its Origin.
    • Propitiation of Sunshine.
    • The Holî Observances.
    • The Lighting of the Holî Fire.
    • The Throwing of the Powder.
    • The Holî in Mârwâr.
    • The Ashes of the Holî Fire.
    • The Basis of the Holî Rite.
    • Marriage of the Powers of Vegetation.
    • The Drâvidian Saturnalia.
    • The Desauli of the Hos.
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY.
  • INDEX.
    • A.
    • B.
    • C.
    • D.
    • E.
    • F.
    • G.
    • H.
    • I.
    • J.
    • K.
    • L.
    • M.
    • N.
    • O.
    • P.
    • Q.
    • R.
    • S.
    • T.
    • U.
    • V.
    • W.
    • Y.
    • Z.
  • Colophon
    • Availability
    • Encoding
    • Revision History
    • External References
    • Corrections
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