By Mahesh Sharma

Whereas various reports exist on significant South-Asian temples, strangely little is understood approximately minor shrines and lesser states . right here fifty-five new files, in a western-Himalayan script and language, and belonging to a small Siddha shrine, redress this notable hole in our wisdom. The records hide a large spectrum from profit can provide to these facing ritual, pilgrimage, legality and temple-economy therefore construction an image of the connection among country and shrine, and especially so for the minor centres: their acceptance and courting with significant temples; mundane concerns; notices, petitions, and law-suits. It turns into transparent how lesser states, regardless of their constrained assets, patronized various small shrines, in addition to significant temples; and the position performed by means of the Nath-Siddha-ascetics in developing consent-to-rule, acculturation, and developing hybridity among the Hindu and Tibetan-Buddhist traditions."

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