Bhuta Traditions and Religious Traditions

பூத மரபுகளும் சமய மரபுகளும்

Keywords: Bhuta Religion, Sramana Religions, Jainism, Budhism, Saivism, Bhuta Ganam, Chathukka Bhutam, Five Elements, Folklore Worship, Myth

Abstract

There are ideas about Bhuta found in Ancient Tamil Literatures. They Fall into Three categories. Among them, natural objects (five elements) are associated with Bhuta Religion, the worship god Sathukka Bhuta is associated with Sramana Religions like Jainism, Bhddhism, and the protective god Bhuta Ganam or collective Bhutas are associated with Saivism. This Article examines these three types of Bhutas in detail.

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2023-01-01
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