By Don Handelman
One, God, Goddesses provides 3 reports, one in every of Tamil myths of the god Murugan and of goddess rituals: Gangamma in Tirupati and Paiditalli in Vizianagaram, either in Andhra Pradesh. All 3 essays look for lineaments of the cosmos that those deities inhabit and form. those cosmoi are characterized through the dynamism in their incessant inside circulate. may still they turn into nonetheless, they'd die. Deities turn on and regenerate one of these cosmos. The dynamism of Murugan’s cosmos gets rid of the chaotic. via ritual, Gangamma regenerates her cosmos via feminising it. via ritual, Paiditalli each year re-grows the ancient little nation of Vizianagaram, regenerating its kingship. All 3 stories aspect to the necessity to reconsider cosmology in South India.