Semiotics of the birth ceremonies in Punjab
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Semiotics of the birth ceremonies in Punjab by Ranjeet Singh Bajwa

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Published by Bahri Publications in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • Punjab (India ),
  • India,
  • Punjab.


  • Birth customs -- India -- Punjab.,
  • Culture -- Semiotic models.,
  • Punjab (India ) -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [99]-114).

StatementRanjeet Singh Bajwa.
SeriesSeries in semiotics and literature ;, 9
LC ClassificationsGT2465.I4 B36 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination114 p. ;
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1369834M
LC Control Number92900821

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THE RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE OF RITUAL PRACTICES CONDUCTED AT BIRTHS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS IN LESOTHO By ANDREW KWASI OPONG Submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF ARTS in the subject RELIGIOUS STUDIES at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA SUPERVISOR: PROF G J A LUBBE Missing: Punjab. The birth of a child can be an auspicious and sacred time for a family. Beliefs and rituals surrounding this important rite of passage vary from culture to culture. For instance, Hopi tradition in North America holds that a baby's true parents were the earth (as mother) and the corn plant (as father) with their human parents acting as surrogates who help to usher in the Author: Antonia Blumberg.   This worksheet provides images and a short description of the birth ceremonies/rites for the students to match.5/5(1). Parbhandak Committee, Punjab has started training Granthis in the basic aspects. The core curriculum of this 2-year program is Sangeet, Punjabi Language, Katha and Ceremonial. Younger Granthis – trained in this College are now being made available, though they are unable to meet the demand for Granthis even for Size: 26KB.

Folklore of the Punjab. i m dev brar.i m student of Punjabi literature of third semester.I read your book this is great.i wanna get more information about According baby bathe becomes believed birth body born bride bring brother called celebrated ceremony child clans clothes colourful comes considered cultural dance daughter 1/5(1). The book contains shabads, 40 pade, and salok. There are pages in all of the book. A version of the holy book Amrit Bani containing hymns of Guru Ravidas was installed at the Guru Ravidas temple in Jalandhar, Punjab, on 1 February on the occasion of birth anniversary of Guru Ravidass. The Dera Sach Khand Ballan religious Missing: Semiotics.   The Sikh Ceremonies All the Sikh ceremonies like birth, baptism, marriage and death are simple, inexpensive and have a religious tone. They are held in the presence of Guru Granth Sahib and include Kirtan, the singing of appropriate hymns for the occasion, saying of Ardas - formal prayer, and the distribution of Karah Parshad, sacred food, to the Missing: Semiotics. It is a belief that this adds glow to the bride’s face on the wedding day. b) Haldi Ceremony: A paste of turmeric powder & mustard oil (Haldi) is applied to the would be bride’s and the groom’s body and given a bath with holy water. Then they wear their wedding attire that is given by their maternal uncle.