Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, ritual of thanksgiving for child

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Title

Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, ritual of thanksgiving for child

Subject

Religions-Islam; Religions-Ritual; Religions-Sites; People-Children

Description

At this shrine, couples pray to the saint, Zar Zari Zar Baksh, for his help in conceiving a healthy child. When the child is old enough, the couples promise tol return and make an offering of thanksgiving. This ritual consists of distributing sweetbreads equal in weight to that of the child. To determine this weight, two metal crates are balanced by a rope hanging over the limb of a large tree in the courtyard of the dargah. Often travelling from great distances, families dress in their finest clothes and bring many family members to share in this festive celebratory ritual.

Date

2003-01
2003-01

Contributor

Benton, Cathy
Lake Forest College

Rights

Copyright: April 2003 Cathy Benton. Images and content on this site are available for educational and research purposes, provided due recognition is given to the author. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond fair use requires the written permission of the photographer.

Relation

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Format

Image/jpg

Type

Still image

Identifier

cbind0042

Coverage

India
Maharashtra (state), Khuldabad [not taken from Getty Thesaurus]

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Physical Dimensions

1280 w x 960 h

Files

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Citation

“Zar Zari Zar Baksh Dargah, ritual of thanksgiving for child,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 15, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/3731.