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ances in the streets, reminding the passenger of the different Hindoo
ceremonies, lxxxii.-- This system incapable of producing moral effects,
notwithstanding the doctrine of future rewards and punishments,
Ixxxiv.-Errors inculcated in the Hindoo writings resp ting God,
Ixxxv.-Impure actions of the gods, lxxxviii.--the gods counteracting
each other in the government of the world, lxxxix.-Irreverence of the
people towards the gods, xc.--Contrast betwixt Hindooism and Chris-
tianity, ibid.-Hindoo system ascribes all sin to God, xci.-teaches the
bramhŭn to despise the shoodrů, xcii.-exhorts to the extinction of
every virtuous passion, ibid.—declares that sin is removed by the
most trifling ceremony, ibid.-supplies prayers for the destruction of
enemies, xciii.-permits falsehood, and theft even from a slave, ibid.
Works, said to raise men to heaven, not beneficial to others, ibid.-
Remarks on the impurities and cruelties connected with this system,
xciv.-Impossible to know the Hindoo idolatry, as it is, without initia-
tion, xcv.- -The dispensations of Providence towards the Hindoos un-
folded by this state of things, xcvi.-Happiness under the British
government, ibid. --Misrepresentations of European writers noticed
and reprehended, xcvii.-Scripture testimony against idolatry, ci.-Of
the seceders, or heterodox Hindoos, the Joinès, Bouddhús, Shikhs, and
followers of Choitůnyů—the founders of all these sects religious men-
dicants, ciii.-Observations on the tenets of these seceders, civ.


11. Mark of his followers, 12. His names, ibid. His
wives, 13. His heaven,


{I. Shivu. Forms of this god, 14. The lingủ, 15. Resembles

the phalli of the Greeks, 16. Form of this god as Múha-

Kalů, 17. Names and mark of the sect, 18. Shivi's

festivals-particularly the sünyasēē and swinging ditto,

19—26. Origin of these horrid rites, 26. Marriage of

Shivů, 27. Fables respecting Shivů, 28. Names, 29.

Description of Shivů’s heaven,


III. BRUMHA. Account of the creation, 33. Form of this god,

ibid. Worship paid to him, 31. He attempts to commit

incest, ibid. Heaven of Brůmba, 35. His names,


IV. INDRU. His image and festivals, 37. Account of a criminal

intrigue, 38. Other fables, 41. Heaven of Indrů, 42.

Scenes in this heaven, in several stories, 43. Names of

this god,


V. SOORYU. His descent, 50. His festivals, 51. Anecdotes

of this god, ibid. His names,


VI. GUNESHU. His image, 56. Descent and birth, 57. Wor-

ship, 58. Names,

VII. KARTIKEYU. His image and descent, 60. Festivals, 62.



VIII. UGNEE. His form and descent, 65. Festival, ibid. Names,

IX. Puvunu. His birth, 67. A story respecting him, 68. His

impure character, 69. Names,

X. VUROONU. His image and worship, 70. Fables, ibid. His

heaven, 72. His names,

XI. Yumu. His image and festivals, 73. His court as judge

of the dead, 75. His palace, ibid. Fables respecting

him, 76–82. His heaven, 82. Marriage, 83. Names, 84

XII. Host of Heaven.” Remarks on their worship,

XIII. Planets. Worshipped in a body,


XIV. RUVEE. His form and worship, 89. Commits a rape, 90

XV. Somu. His image and worship, 90. Names,


XVI. MUNGULU. His image, 92. An evil planet,


XVII. BOODHU. His form, 92. Aceount of his birth,


XVIII. VRIHUSPUTEE. His image, 94. An auspicious planet, 95.



XIX. SHOOKRU. His form, 95. A fable respecting his blindness,

96. A propitious planet, ibid. A fable, ibid. Names, 98

XX. SHUNEE. His image, 99. An evil and much-dreaded



XXI. RAHOO. His image, 100. Received this form at the churn.

SECT. I. DOORGA. · Her descent, 103. Reason of her name, a

fable, ibid. Festivals, 108. Image, 109. Ceremonies
at her festival minutely described, ibid. Bloody sacri-
fices, 111. Offerings, 113. Dances, 114. A scene at
Raja Raj-krishnů’s. at Calcutta, 117. Drowning the

image, 120. Fables respecting this goddess,


II. The ten Forms of. Doorga. Story from the Markúndéyè

pooranů, and another from the Chŭndēē, reiative to the

wars of Doorga, 123. Names of the ten forms, 128

III. SINGHU-VAHINEE, a form of Doorga. Her image, 128.

And worship,


IV. MUHISHU-MURDINEE. Her image and worship, 129. Be.

nefits attending it,


V. JUGUDDHATREE. Her image, 130. A popular festival

held in her honour,


VI. MOOKTU-KESHEE. Her image, 131. Her festival, and

the benefits promised to her worshippers,


VII. TARA. Her image and worship,


VIII. CHINNU-MUSTUKA. Her image, 132. Her worship, and

the benefits resulting from it,


IX. JUGUDGOUREE. Her image and worship,


X. VUGULAMOOKHEE. Her festival, 134. Benefits resulting

from her worship,


XI. PRUTYUNGIRA. Petitions addressed to this goddess, 135.

Story respecting her,


XII. UNNU-POORNA. Her image, and festival,..


XIII. GUNESHU-JUNUNEE. Her image, 137. Regular and occa-

sional festival,

XIV. KRISHNU-KRORÀ. Her image, and festival, 138. The

history of this goddess,


XV. VISHALAKSHEE. Offerings to this goddess,


XVI. CHUNDEE. Her worship, and festivals, 141. Offerings to


XVII. & XVIII. Other forms of orga of inferior note,

141, 144

XIX. KALEE. Her image, and anecdotes connected with it,

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* This goddess is' honoured as she who protects from serpents: but the author is
assured, that, in the upper provinces, the serpent itself is worshipped, and that the
image is formed into a circle, the head and tail of the serpent being joined. The legend
respecting this serpent-god is, that the earth rests on his thousand beads.

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