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Shamanism and Masto Traditional Practices of Nepal

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Title:Shamanism and Masto Traditional Practices of Nepal


Author:Bhim Kumar Rai

Editor:Chiranjibi Bhattrai

Publisher:Rai Brothers

Publish Year:2013

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Shamanism | Anthropology/ Sociology | Nepal History | Nepal Anthropology | Non Fiction | Social Science | Nepal Culture and Custom


Remarks:contains colored photographs, B&W photo, maps and glossary


Size:143 x 214 mm


Price:USD 12.00

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  • The writer has capture the Masto culture of Nepal in this book. People of Nepal believe in Masto as a living God since time immortal. Masto is believed to be a God of rural people through which it has no specific murti. It is represented by Dhami(shaman), rather. Generally, Dhamis are regarded as common people in the society. When Masto enters into their body, Dhamis impersonate Godly power and then start to jaw partun. In this stage, rural people have great faith on them. Masto is called Gosain and/or God in rural areas.


    Bhim Kumar Rai

    He is a devote researcher of Himali arts and culture especially of remote rural areas of Nepal.
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