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Series 6: Ritual and practices, 1965-1969; 1976-1977
Subseries 1: Temple maps
BOX-FOLDER 19/1 Angalamman Utaiyur Temple
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/2 Annanmar Temple in Lingappa Gountanvalasu
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/3 Annanmar Temple on Kodumudi to Erode road
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/4 Jafna Temple maps
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/5 Maps of Olapalayam and neighborhood
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/6 Temple maps 112-127
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/7 Temple map—supplement -A series, nos. 1-63 A
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/8 Temple maps (additions) M24 and M28
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/9-10 Temple maps basic series
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Subseries 2: Temple rituals
Contains temple rituals—plus inscriptions and related stories
BOX-FOLDER 19/11 About Vastu
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/12 Bananas and cocoanuts in puja rituals
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript. See page 16 in Black-and-white negatives index for images.
BOX-FOLDER 19/13 Batirakaliamman puja
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/14 Cucinaram Vishnu Temple inscription
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/15 Drawing of Pillar— Mantisvaran Temple 3
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/16 Ganesh placement in temples—notes
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/17 Gannapuram Shiva Temple inscriptions
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/18 Invitation to gods to attend Maariyamman fire pot dance
Extent: Manuscript
BOX-FOLDER 19/19 Kangayam natu Siva Temple—old songs
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/20 Karuppanasami and Kannimar Kumbavisekam in Gannapuram
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/21 Kumbavisekam for Murugan, Gannapuram
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/22 Kumbavisekam for the Kannimar in Pappani
Extent: Manuscript
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BOX-FOLDER 19/23 Kumbavisekam Rituals—general
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/24 Mandisvaran Temple, Gannapuram
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/25 Murugan worship expenses
Extent: Manuscript
BOX-FOLDER 19/26 Number of gods in a temple—notes
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/27 Pongal ritual for Maariyamman
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/28 Retnamurthi Temple rights
Extent: Manuscript
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BOX-FOLDER 19/29 Retnamurthi Temple story
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/30 Rituals for Mantisvaran Temple
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/31 Siva Temple wedding festival songs
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/32 Temple orientation—various gods
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
BOX-FOLDER 19/33 Use of a mirror in rituals
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Subseries 3: Spirit possessions
Transcripts of spirit possession, 1969
BOX-FOLDER 20/1-2 2nd Aacari spirit possession House 97
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Peeye excorcism
Tape ID: AFC 2017/050: SR26
Extent: 2 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Recording of a spirit exorcism of an Aacari girl. The exorcism was performed over a period of three days. The recording contains audio of the 2nd and 3rd night. The first night can be found on AFC 2017/050: SR25. Recorded on November 18-19th, 1965. AFC 2017/050: SR34 has wedding songs from the same house 97.
BOX-FOLDER 20/3-4 Aacaari House 97 spirit exorcism, 1969
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Peeye excorcism
Tape ID: AFC 2017/050: SR24
Extent: 2 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Recording contains audio of the first night of a spirit exorcism of an Aacari girl who was possessed by seven spirits. Notes on AFC 2017/050: SR20 indicates that it contains audio of the spirit possession. Audio recordings of the possession can also be heard on AFC 2017/050: 26. It contains the first night of the recording of the spirit exorcism. Recorded by Beck, November 17th, 1965.
BOX-FOLDER 20/5-7 Aacaari House 97, evil spirit exorcism
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Peeye excorcism
Tape ID: AFC 2017/050: SR26
Extent: 2 sound tape reels ; analog ; 5 in.
Recording contains audio of a spirit exorcism of an Aacari girl for the 2nd and 3rd night performed over a period of three days. The first night can be found on AFC 2017/050: SR25. May be duplicate of previous folder. Additional recordings can be heard on AFC 2017/050: SR20 and AFC 2017/050: SR26. Recorded by Beck, November 18-19th, 1965.
BOX-FOLDER 20/8 Gounder and Pandaram possession, Mariyamman festival
Extent: Manuscript
Transcript.
Short stories and songs
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