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Common names of these Gramadevathas are Ankamma, Poleramma etc.

  • What is their relation to Lord Shiva?
  • Can we Worship Lord Shiva along with Gramadevathas? See this blog.
  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankalamma – Sree Aug 13 '15 at 9:17
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    this wikipedia page doesn't answer all my questions. – The Destroyer Sep 8 '15 at 8:57
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    Grama devathas are presiding deities of villages. They are aspects of Shakti and are usually worshipped with pOtarAju (considered the grama devata's brother) who is said to be an aspect of Vishnu. I don't know much about goat sacrifices so can't answer that part. – user1195 Sep 16 '15 at 17:49
  • @moonstar2001 There's story on net that Grama devatas hate people who worship Shiva. Do you believe in that story? mudiraja.com/mudiraju_ankamma.html. – The Destroyer Sep 16 '15 at 18:02
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    Never heard that story and I have no idea re: its origins. Even if it were true, one must not forget that the goddess' fury was a result of strife meted out to devotees. It is probably a hyperbolic representation of the goddess' love and protective nature towards devotees. In general, I do not believe grama devatas hate Shiva or his worshippers. Specific curses may exist where the devata may have cursed the the village for a certain period of time(can be centuries) for the wrongdoings of the villagers. In general, if such a story is in existence, it may be better to err on the side of caution. – user1195 Sep 16 '15 at 18:13

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