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Śaṅkara

Reid B. Locklin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Śaṅkara Introduction Śaṅkara (or Śaṃkara, c. 8th century ce) is widely recognized as the most influential teacher in the early development of t...

Secrecy

Gavin Flood

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Secrecy Introduction If we take secrecy to mean the restriction of information to particular groups of people or individuals that excludes oth...

Astronomy and Mathematics

Kim Plofker

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Astronomy and Mathematics Introduction “Astronomy” and “mathematics” are names of sciences in the Western intellectual tradition that have no exact coun...

Bhakti

Tracy Coleman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Bhakti Introduction The Sanskrit term “bhakti” is generally translated as “devotion” and refers to a variety of Hindu traditions in which dev...

Body, The

Gavin Flood

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

The Body Introduction The body has been a central concern for Indian religions and philosophies, on the one hand being given a positive evalua...

Rasāyana (Alchemy)

David Gordon White

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Rasāyana (Alchemy) Introduction Rasāyana (the way of the rasas) is the overarching Sanskrit term employed in South Asian texts for “alchemy....

Vivekananda

Douglas McGetchin

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Vivekananda Introduction Narendranath Datta, later known as Swami Vivekananda (b. 1863–d. 1902), was a Hindu missionary who traveled extensive...

Reform Hinduism

Amiya P. Sen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Reform Hinduism Introduction The expression “Reform Hinduism” may justly be used to describe the new religious, moral, and social order that t...

Shaktism

June McDaniel

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Shaktism Introduction The term “Shaktism” refers to worship of the goddess or divine female power in South Asian religions. As Saivism is the English wo...

Avatāra

Tracy Coleman

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Avatāra Introduction The term avatāra is derived from the Sanskrit ava√tṝ cross down or descend, thus commonly referring to a god’s “descent”...

Cosmology

Luis González-Reimann

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Cosmology Introduction This article deals with Hinduism’s views of the spatial structure and organization of the world as well as the world’s t...

Kashmir

John Nemec

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Kashmir Introduction The Kashmir Valley of around the 9th to 12th centuries was, in many regards, the preeminent South Asian center for Sanskr...

Vallabha

Shandip Saha

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Vallabha Introduction Vallabha or Vallabhācārya (b. 1479–d. 1531) was the founder of the theistic school of Vedānta known as Pure Non-Dualism ...

Jainism, Hinduism and

Jonathan Geen

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Hinduism and Jainism Introduction For approximately 2,500 years, Hinduism and Jainism have coexisted in South Asia, leading to a long history o...

Roy, Rammohun

Polly Hazarika

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-04-29

Rammohun Roy Introduction Born in 1774 to a family of Brahmins from Radhanagar, Bengal, Rammohun Roy was one of the earliest supporters of the...

Defining Hinduism

Laurie Patton

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2011-01-27

Defining Hinduism Introduction The terms “Hinduism” and “Hindu” are notoriously difficult to define, and partly because of this ambiguity these...

Hinduism and Music

Eben Graves

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Hinduism and Music Introduction The breadth of issues and performance practices related to the sphere of music in Hindu traditions is wide ran...

Biardeau, Madeleine

Silvia D'Intino

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Madeleine Biardeau Introduction Madeleine Biardeau (b. 1922–d. 2010) was a French Indologist and an expert in Indian philosophy and religion. She starte...

Historical Traditions in Hindu Texts

Adam Bowles

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Historical Traditions in Hindu Texts Introduction “Hinduism has no sense of history,” or so it has been commonly thought in much of the schola...

Ardhanārīśvara

Ellen Goldberg

Subject: Hinduism »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Ardhanārīśvara Introduction As the androgynous aspect par excellence of the great pan-Indian god Śiva, Ardhanārīśvara (“the lord who is half w...

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