Damage Management

The Devyāmata on jīrṇoddhāra





jīrṇoddhāra, removal, repair, replacement, pre-12th-century, Śaiva, Devyāmata


Jīrṇoddhāra replacement and repair of icons and the buildings that house them is an essential part of the full ritual of worship. Ritual officiants are there to ensure the procedure is carried out correctly, but it is the yajamāna, the patron, who must initiate the task, act as its host, and fund it. The paper considers Jīrṇoddhāra and the yajamāna’s role in it, as presented by the Devyāmata.

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How to Cite

Mills, Libbie. 2023. “Damage Management: The Devyāmata on jīrṇoddhāra”. Cracow Indological Studies 25 (2):149-81. https://doi.org/10.12797/CIS.25.2023.02.05.