ОБРАЗ БОГОМАТЕРИ В ИНДИЙСКОЙ ТРАДИЦИИ: ВОСПРИЯТИЕ И ТРАНСФОРМАЦИЯ
The cult of Our Lady received a wide circulation in India. The transformation of her image occurs as a visual embodiment - in sculpture and painting, copying European models, but rather its perception is very different from other cultures. Our Lady, as she is called here, like other countries, is not just the mother of God, but the goddess, with the result that religious scholars talk about «Maryam bhakti». In India develops vernacular iconography of Mary, and the most popular is Our Lady of Good Health (Our Lady of Good Health) and Our Lady Velanganni, her main temple is located in Tamil Nadu, and replicas - all over India and abroad. The article reviews the reasons for the popularity of the cult of the Virgin Mary in India, especially his understanding and perception that influenced the transformation of the image.